A HERODIAN TERRACOTTA COOKING POT
Please refer to our stock # P.99 when inquiring.
Herodian Period (c. 37 BCE- 70 CE)
Wheel-made this vessel is composed of a squat, ovoid body on a flat base, a short, wide neck and an everted rim. A handle is applied on either side of the neck from shoulder to rim. The body of the vessel is ribbed and a red slip is applied throughout.
In excellent and original condition.
15.5 cm high (6.1 inches)
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Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.
Stanislao Loffreda, “Holy Land Pottery at the Time of Jesus” (Jerusalem: 2003)
The Herodian period refers to the time in Israel when Herod the Great (37 BCE – 4 CE), and subsequently his sons, ruled Israel on behalf of the Romans following the fall of the Hasmonean Dynasty.
Herod has been perceived throughout history in a variety of guises, to Christians he is perhaps best known for his Slaughter of the Innocents from the gospel of Matthew and was criticized by the contemporary Jewish population for his hellenized and pagan actions. However, he was also a prolific builder who expanded the Second Temple in Jerusalem in addition to his many other construction projects including the port at Caesarea Maritima and the fortress at Masada. Regardless of one's personal feeling toward Herod, his role in shaping the history and architecture of the Holy Land can not be disputed.