Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

A new repertoire of stands began to appear at the end of the Late Bronze Age, replacing the unadorned, thick-based stands of earlier years. The down-turned leaf decoration and convex molding on this red-washed fenestrated stand from Megiddo are excellent examples of the decorative motifs then introduced. The bowl atop the stand is separate from the stand and has a funnel-shaped projection on its base to lend stability to the bowl. The stand dates to about 1200 B.C.