Courtesy Nahman Avigad

Bowls found near the Temple Mount, painted in red, brown and black floral designs. Although locally made, these bowls have been called “Pseudo-Nabatean” because like Nabatean pottery, they are thin-walled and painted with flower motifs. But their composition and style are in fact unique, and thus far these fragile vessels have been discovered only in Jerusalem. The author now prefers to call them “Jerusalem Painted Pottery.”