Incense altar

UnknownIron Age II, 9th century BCE

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Israel

Four-horned altars like this one were found all over the Land, in homes, shrines, and industrial facilities. Apparently, offering incense was one of the most common religious rites at the time.


  • Title: Incense altar
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: Iron Age II, 9th century BCE
  • Location: Megiddo
  • Type: Altar
  • Rights: Israel Antiquities Authority, Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
  • External Link: Israel Museum, Jerusalem
  • Medium: Limestone
  • Dimensions: H: 54.5; W: 27; L: 28.5 cm
  • Curator: Dayagi-Mendels, Michal

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