Nahman Avigad

Jerusalem painted pottery. Eggshell-thin pottery bowls, decorated with red, brown and black floral motifs, are lovely examples of the high quality ware produced at the dose of the Second Temple period (first century C.E.). Though this pottery has been called by some “pseudo-Nabatean” because it resembles the ware produced in Nabatea, to the southeast, Avigad has argued forcefully that they are distinctive and should be called “Painted Jerusalem Bowls.”