A specific variety of glass cup with vertical ribs
that has been found in many parts of the monastery, but not commonly
found in the other parts of Tuneinir. The most likely function is
that it functioned as a glass oil lamp.
Drawing of a glass beaker/lamp from Square 52, locus 02.
Fragments of a glass ampula found in Square 57, Locus 08. This artifact
closely resembles a chrism ampulla found in Area 3. Such vessels were used
to hold Holy Water or Holy Oil.
Fragment of a broken piece of bronze decoration
found in the monastic cells. The horizontal arms of a forked/split
arm cross probably belonged to an incense bowl. It is also possible
that the cross crowned the top of a wooden staff. The artifact was
probably kept as a momento by a monk or nun. No additional pieces
of the original object have been discovered in the monastery.
Iron ladle in situ in Square 24.
Iron ladle which was
cast as single piece. The size and weight would suggest use in some
form of light industrial use though it may have been used in food
An Iron artifact which appears
to be a mold or manufacturing tool.
A horse bit manufactured out of iron from Square 36, locus 6.
An Iron knife from square 34, locus 11.
Iron nails from the door that had crushed a martyr. The
nails were found in Square 35, locus 22.
An antique door in Damascus with iron hardware like the
nails found in Square 35, locus 22..
A bronze rod found in the monastic cells. Probably
used as a stirring rod and writing stylus. Similar artifacts in
the market have been considered for eye makeup, but that seems unlikely
in a monastery.
A bronze spoon found in the monastic cells. Discovered in
Square 33, locus 10..
A bronze artifact made to encase the end of a leather belt from Square 35, locus 07.
Drawings of the bronze belt fitting from Square 35, locus 07.
Photographic credit: Professor David Hanlon, SLCC-MC
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