Canaanite-Phoenician Coarse Ware
Dalit Regev [+]
Israel Antiquities Authority
Canaanite-Phoenician coarse ware includes large and small vessels in open and closed forms used in domestic, industrial and ritual settings. Domestic vessels include jugs with four basic shapes (Ridge-Neck, Wide Spouted, Trefoil Mouth and Mushroom Rim) and cooking pots in two shapes (Neckless and Sharply Dropping Rim). Commercial vessels include juglets, bottles in two shapes (“Samian” and Bulbous), and amphoriskoi. Ritual vessels include kraters, urns, small jars, oil-lamps and tripod bowls. Although the Canaanite-Phoenician coarse ware produced in the Levant was not distributed outside Levantine sites, all these forms were locally produced in Canaanite-Phoenician sites in the west, with some variations and local preferences at times.