Iron Age II; c. 930-586 B.C.
Wheel made, very attractive bichrome ware jar or Dinos (in Greek ) most probably used as mixing bowl. Slightly elongated globular body tapering to a tooled ring-like base, exterior body base is convex, short straight neck, two loop handles. Decorated with cream slip. Black encircling band inside the top of the neck and just over the top of the rim; Back circular motifs , around the body; lines and bands in red and black. Found near Hebron, imported to the Holy Land in antiquity. In very good condition, entirely original, minor chipping on lip.
6.34 inches (16.1cms) height; 8.7 inches (22.1 cms) maximum diameter; 4.05 inches (10.3 cms) rim diameter; 2.99 inches (7.6 cms) base diameter
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Harvard University -The Cesnola Collection, Semitic Museum .
University at Albany Cypriot Collection.
The Phoenicians were renowned sailors and traders, and already by about 900BCE had set up trading colonies throughout the Mediterranean.
During the Iron II period (925-587/6), from the division of the United Monarchy to the fall of the Judean Kingdom to the Babylonians, the political separation produced clear distinctions in the regional pottery types, generally known as “Samaria” and “Judean” ware. During most of this period the northern pottery exhibits the higher standard of workmanship. Most prominent in imported ware up to 700 B.C. is the Cypro-Phoenician ware. From 700 to 500 B.C. imports of Assyrian origin resulted in local potters copying Assyrian prototypes.
Ac 11:19 So then those who were scattered because of the persecution that occurred in connection with Stephen made their way to Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except to Jews alone.