According to IAA excavation directors Limor Talmi and Dan Kirzner, “It seems that the bracelet was embossed with the decoration while the glass was still hot. Stamped impressions of two menorot survived on the small fragment that was found—one a plain seven-branched menorah … and the other one consisting of a seven-branched menorah with flames depicted above its branches.”
“Bracelets and pendants made of glass that are decorated with symbols of a menorah or lion or different images of gods and animals are known during these periods in Israel, Lebanon and Syria,” explained Yael Gorin-Rosen, head of the Ancient Glass Department of the IAA, in the press release.
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