Israel Department of Antiquities

Stands with cylindrical shafts flaring at the bottom and with attached (or unattached) bowls appear toward the end of the Chalcolithic Period (c. 4000–3100 B.C.). These stands continue relatively unchanged until the end of the Iron Age in the sixth century, when tripodal bronze or iron stands predominate.

The exact use of this Late Bronze Age (c. 1550–1200 B.C.) fenestrated clay stand from Lachish is unknown. Perhaps the injunction in Exodus 30:9 against their use in “burnt sacrifice” and “meat offering” and “libation offering” indicates the possible range of their forbidden use.