Bread stamps with floral motifs, used to stamp the sacramental bread for the Eucharist rite. Byzantine Period, 5th–7th century. Sacramental bread was round and unleavened – a larger version of the modern-day communion wafer which are similar to crackers, and hence the seals were flat and wide which enabled a large section of the bread to be stamped.

Discover more from The Temple Mount Sifting Project

Subscribe to get the latest posts to your email.