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Pottery in the Byzantine Period

In the Byzantine Period the fine table ware was imported from Northern Africa (Tunisia) and other parts of the Roman empire. click here for information on the decoration of local pottery in the period

Ballet (Ballet 1991: 487-489) distinguished nine main types of pottery types for the period. Some of the following vessels date to the Roman Period, but similar types are typical for the Byzantine Period.

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UC 19455 shallow bowls
deep dishes
cooking pots
storage jars
brown 'Middle Egyptian'(?) amphorae
amphora-like vessels (no exact example in the Petrie Museum)



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