Zev Radovan/Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon

Ashkelon was part of the trade network that distributed East Greek pottery from the Iberian Peninsula to the Black Sea. Valued for their decoration and quality, these ceramics were hot commodities in Ashkelon, though they still had to compete with other imports, such as those from Cyprus and Phoenicia. Many fragments of East Greek oinochoai were recovered in the marketplace. This fragment with human decoration was divided into two registers. The upper register shows the legs of horses. The lower depicts a warrior wearing a crested helmet and holding a spear. A round shield covers the bottom half of his body, and a quiver full of arrows can be seen behind his back.