Large jar painted in red and black on beige.
Late Bronze Age (1440-1300 BC)
Tal Zar'a, northwestern Jordan
The paintings show animal scenes in two registers. In the lower register, two large snakes lie opposite each other. In the upper one, framed by horizontal lines and a zigzag motif on the jar’s shoulder and neck, two coiled up snakes and two stretched-out snakes as well as two further scenes are visible. The first scene has a lion pacing behind a bull. Behind the bull, a human figure sits on a stool holding up something, maybe a child or a lyre. In the second scene, another lion walks behind a flock of smaller animals, in addition to a cat-like creature and a scorpion. These scenes seem to depict a story, maybe a legend or a myth of the time.
© Text: The Jordan Museum
© Photo: Haupt & Binder
Exhibits from the periods between 3600 and 332 BC, with additional information. Part of the visual informative tour through The Jordan Museum in Amman.