Ware/Ware Family: Philistine Iron Age Bichrome ware

Name, Origin, Date

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Philistine Iron Age Bi...

Israel-Palestinian Aut...

1150 BCE - 1000 BCE

Iron Age I

General Information

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Philistine Bichrome ware (also known as Philistine 2) developed from the Philistine 1 assemblage and forms a unique amalgamation of Aegean, Canaanite, Cypriote and Egyptian ceramic styles, the Aegean element being dominant. This ware has a darker fabric than Philistine Monochrome, from which it develops. The core of the repertoire of the Philistine Bichrome style is comprised of forms that continue from Philistine Monochrome style: bell-shaped bowls, kraters, stirrup jars, feeding bottles and strainer jugs. Other Philistine Monochrome types do not appear in the Philistine Bichrome assemblage, among them small carinated bowls with strap handles, various round-sided bowls, and kylikes. On the other hand, new types are introduced to the Bic...

Vessels  110

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Bowl
Tell Qasile
End of 12th to 11th c. BCE
Iron Age IA

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Bowl
Beth Shemesh

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Bowl
Azor
Iron Age


Casserole/Lopas
Ashkelon
1150 BCE - 1000 BCE
Iron Age I

Break Photos  20

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Jug/pitcher
Tell Qasile
End of 12th to 11th c. BCE
Iron Age IA


Bowl
Tell Qasile
End of 12th to 11th c. BCE
Iron Age I


Bowl
Tell Qasile
End of 12th to 11th c. BCE
Iron Age IA


Bowl
Tell Qasile
End of 12th to 11th c. BCE
Iron Age IA

Petrographic Samples  105

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End of 12th to 11th c. BCE

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Iron Age

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Description

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Philistine Bichrome vessels usually have dark-gray, brown or orange color, a considerable amount of inclusions, a texture softer than that of Philistine Monochrome vessels, and frequently a core. Most have bichrome red and black (less frequently, red and brown) decoration, usually on the background of white slip. Some, however, are decorated in one color – black or reddish-brown. The fabric, surface finish and formation technique of debased Philistine wares are generally identical to...

Earlier/Alternative Names

Site Distribution

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Aphek (Israel/Central Coastal Plain)

Azor (Israel/Central Coastal Plain)

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