Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Model shrine
Iron Age II, 9th century BCE
H: 40; W: 30 cm
Israel Antiquities Authority
Accession number: IAA 2007-578
The lion on the roof of this model symbolizes the god to whom the model was dedicated. It appears to be subduing its enemies, and thus likely represents a war deity.

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