Dalit Regev [+]
Israel Antiquities Authority
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.