Ware/Ware Family

Southern coastal plain Persian - early Hellenistic cooking ware

Israel/Southern Coastal Plain

Achaemenid Persian, Hellenistic, Early Hellenistic

4th - 3rd centuries BCE

Ware/Ware Family: Southern coastal plain Persian - early Hellenistic cooking ware

Ware/Ware Family Name, Origin, and Date

Southern coastal plain Persian - early Hellenistic cooking ware

Israel/Southern Coastal Plain

4th - 3rd centuries BCE

Achaemenid Persian, Hellenistic, Early Hellenistic

This ware was first identified as such in the Yavneh excavations, where kilns producing them were found Yavneh railway line late Persian - early Hellenistic kilns. The texture of the ware is rough, granular and sandy and have a distinctive bright red color with some white inclusions. The sand in the clay is easily felt to touch. The cooking pots produced in this ware are well fired and they are made on the wheel. The cooking pots are of one single form, they are globular, the exterior was smoothed while the vessels were still wet. All have two ridged handles attached from the rim to the shoulders. All the cooking pots have a very short ledge rim, similar to that common in the Persian period but they have long necks varying 3.5 - 3 cm. 

The texture of the ware is rough, granular and sandy and have a distinctive bright red color with some white inclusions. The sand in the clay is easily felt to touch.

Israel/Southern Coastal Plain



Site Distribution

Yavneh (Israel/Southern Coastal Plain)

Vessels 4
Break Photos 4
Petrographic Samples 0
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Discussion/Questions/Acknowledgements

Eli Hadad and Liat Nadav-Ziv excavated the site on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority