c. 333-63 B.C.
This vessel consists of an ovoid base atop a small foot, a wide neck with everted rim and a single handle from rim to shoulder. Made on a potter’s wheel the red paint decoration is still visible around the neck and on the body of the vessel. Most likely used for the storage of precious liquids such as wine of olive oil.
Found in Bethlehem. In very good condition
Dimensions: 10 x 7 inches (26 x 17.3 cm)
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Ancient Pottery of Transjordan, Andrews University Press
The Hellenistic period in the Holy Land technically begins with the defeat of the Persian empire by Alexander the Great (334-323). Greek influence had entered the Persian world much earlier, for Greek mercenaries fought in Persian armies and Greek traders introduced wares and ideas from the Hellenistic world. The period terminates with the conquest of Palestine in 63 by Pompey, the Roman.