Courtesy Nahman Avigad

Low, three-legged table with stone top. Reconstructed wooden legs have been set into the three depressions under this tabletop excavated in the Jewish Quarter. The restoration is based on similar tables depicted in contemporaneous paintings and coins. Sometimes these animal-shaped table legs had bronze “paw” fittings (inset). From the height of this and other tables found in the Jerusalem Upper City excavations, we can deduce that these were dining tables around which guests would sit, relaxing on couches while eating.