Proto-Ionic Capital, c. 961–921 BCE
Proto-Ionic capital found by Kathleen Kenyon at the City of David, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago.
A proto-Ionic capital from the reign of King Solomon (c. 961–921 B.C.E.). A number of others like it were recovered from Solomonic Megiddo, where they adorned pilasters (columns attached to walls) and freestanding columns at the entrances to monumental buildings.
“Back to Megiddo,” BAR Jan/Feb 1994.