New Light on Canaanite-Phoenician Pottery - Dalit Regev

New Light on Canaanite-Phoenician Pottery - Dalit Regev

Decorated Ware

New Light on Canaanite-Phoenician Pottery - Dalit Regev

Dalit Regev [+-]
Israel Antiquities Authority
Dalit Regev studies aspects of Canaanite-Phoenician culture, especially trade, pottery, Aegyptiaca and ancient DNA. She received her PhD in 2006. Having worked in the past at research centers at the Hebrew University and for the Harvard Excavations at Ashkelon, she currently works for the Israel Antiquities Authority. Her main publications are on Phoenician Amphorae (2004), the Phoenician Hellenistic pottery from Akko-Ptolemais (2009), Egyptian Stone Objects (2013 and 2016), the Phoenician Origins of Eastern Sigillata Ware A (2014), and The Power of the Written Evidence: a Hellenistic Burial Cave at Marisa (2019).


The five main styles of decoration in the Canaanite-Phoenician corpus are described: Bichrome, used ritually and domestically, Banded Ware, used during the Late Iron Age-Persian period, Black-on-Red ware, used commercially, the Black Slip group, and the most popular, Red-Slip. The final group began to be produced in the Bronze Age and enjoyed standardization in the Iron Age before evolving subsequently into Eastern Sigillata A and later groups of Terra Sigillata. There were standard forms that comprised a mrzh/Symposion set, used in a religious ceremony that functioned for centuries as a Canaanite-Phoenician religious and civil system.

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Regev, Dalit. Decorated Ware. New Light on Canaanite-Phoenician Pottery. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 55-126 Jan 2020. ISBN 9781781798225. Date accessed: 20 Sep 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.38234. Jan 2020

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