Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Rare goblet
Ein Samiya, near Ramallah
Intermediate Bronze Age, 2300-2000 BCE
Staff Archaeological Officer in the Civil Administration of Judea and Samaria
Accession number: K2919
This elaborate goblet, found in a tomb, stands out sharply against the rather simple finds of the period. Probably an heirloom from Syria, its decoration reveals a rich artistic world of humans, hybrids, and serpents, based on the mythology of the land in which the goblet was created.

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir