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Herodian Pottery

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This chapter focuses mainly on pottery unearthed in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. In this research, conducted by Hillel Geva and author, they identified the vessels typical of King Herods period. The repertoire of vessels from that building represents Jerusalemite and Judaean pottery of that specific period. Some of the pottery types continue local traditions from the Hellenistic-Hasmonaean period and some exhibit new developments, influenced from imported ware. Specific types of pottery prominent in that period and their development are discussed in this chapter. One of the most important innovations of this period was a specific type of painted ware: Jerusalemite painted bowls decorated with red-brown paint in stylized floral patterns, depicting Jewish symbols such as rosettes and lilies. The main types of pottery forms that are typical of King Herods time continued into the first century CE and are also referred to as Herodian ware.

Keywords: Herodian Pottery; Jerusalem; Jerusalemite painted bowls; Jewish Quarter



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