Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by David Harris
“Receipts” juglet
Iron Age II, early 6th century BCE
Pottery and clay
Juglet: H: 4; Diam: 5.6 cm
Israel Antiquities Authority
Accession number: IAA 1968-251, 1968-252/1-17
In an administrative building uncovered in the city of Lachish, a small jug was found containing 17 seal impressions. The impressions, which originally sealed papyrus documents, may have been saved by clerks as evidence that the documents had been opened.
One of the impressions bears the inscription "(Belonging) to Shevanyahu [servant / son of] the king."

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