Elegant tableware from houses in the Upper City

UnknownHerodian period, 1st century BCE

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Israel

In excavations of Jerusalem's Jewish Quarter, a variety of elegant household items were found that served the wealthy citizens of Jerusalem in the Second Temple Period: bright reddish plates and pitchers; "Jerusalem bowls" decorated with freehand floral motifs; and elegant stone vessels. These objects reflect the high standard of living among the residents of the Upper City, who used local ware as well as fine imported ware and their local imitations.1982-436; 1968-1; 1982-1028; 1982-1027; 1982-1023; 1982-1110; 1982-1116; 1981-853; 1981-857; 1981-2065 1982-1026


  • Title: Elegant tableware from houses in the Upper City
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: Herodian period, 1st century BCE
  • Location: Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem
  • Type: Vessels
  • Rights: Israel Antiquities Authority, Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
  • External Link: Israel Museum, Jerusalem
  • Medium: Stone, pottery and pigment
  • Dimensions: H. 30-3.7; D. 38.5- 4cm
  • Curator: Mevorah, David

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