A ROMAN POTTERY AMPHORA FROM THE HOLY LAND
Catalog:Pottery:Holy Land: stock #796896
Herodian Period; c. 63-100 A.D.
Wheel thrown with round base, everted rim and two handles placed from shoulder to rim. Earthy, natural patina present. Used for holding precious liquids such as wine or olive oil. Found in Jerusalem. In very good condition, minor chip on rim and neck.
7.5 x 5.5 inches (18 x 14 cms)
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Export Approval from Israel Antiquities Authority
â€śAncient Pottery of Transjordanâ€ť, (Andrews University Press, 1997)
Stanislao Loffreda, â€śHoly Land Pottery at the Time of Jesusâ€ť, (Franciscan Press, 2004)
Roman Period (63 B.C.-A.D. 325) Only Herodian pottery is of particular interest for an understanding of the biblical period. Local pottery basically followed earlier traditions with the dominant innovation a ribbing of many vessel surfaces. The most common imported ware is both eastern and western red-glazed terra sigillata, noted for its outstanding finish and general workmanship. The Nabataeans who controlled the trade routes of the Negev/Sinai and the Transjordan produced the finest local varieties, emulating the skills and export products of the Roman potters of the period.