Roger Wood, Dept. of Antiquities, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

FLEEING TO MIDIAN. This distinctive painted ware from Qurayyah in northwest Saudi Arabia is typical pottery of the Midianites, among whom Moses is said to have settled after fleeing Egypt. According to the Bible, Moses tended the flock of Jethro, the priest of Midian, and married Jethro’s daughter. While tending Jethro’s flock, Moses came to the “mountain of God” and there received God’s call.