First Temple Period Bowl and a Pitcher – King David Era


This set of vessels is dated to the Iron Age Period (1000- 586 BC).

  • Pottery from the time of King David.
  • Iron Age Period (1000- 586 BC).
  • Ancient pottery discovered in Jerusalem.
  • Bowl width: 7.5″ – Bowl height: 3″.
  • Juglet height: 4″.
  • Comes with display stand.
  • Includes a certificate of authenticity and a stand.


Pottery us in the first Temple Period era.

This set of vessels is dated to the Iron Age Period (1000- 586 BC). This Period is also known as the First Temple Period, since during these hundreds of years the holy temple in Jerusalem was the cultural and religious center of the Jews in the Holy Land.

The period of the First Temple parallels the biblical stories about the Kingdom of Israel and Judea as well as about David and Solomon. In addition, the prominent prophets (like Jeremiah and Isaiah) were active during this period, and their spiritual prophecies and works were created on the background of this important period in the history of the people of Israel.

The Picher and the bowl in this set are an example of everyday vessels that were used by the people of Judea during the First Temple period. The pitcher, designed to dilute water or other liquids, is similar in its shape to the vessels of the previous period and was common during the First Temple period. The vessel has a simple rim and a small handle that goes down from the rim to the body of the vessel.

brought bedding and bowls and articles of pottery. They also brought wheat and barley, flour and roasted grain, beans and lentils
(2 Samuel 17:28)

Like the pitcher, the bowl is formed in a simple way, but the feature of the thickness in this pottery piece is especially noticeable:  While in many bowls from the period the thickness of the pottery was relatively thin, this bowl shows a rather wide pottery thickness, and an elevated vessel base. It is very possible that this bowl was used in ancient times for serving food.

A point worth noting in relation to the pottery of the First Temple period, and especially in the two vessels in this set, is the absence of decorative elements on the various vessels: It is very possible that this character of the Land of Israel Pottery in the First Temple period stems from the biblical prohibition to make an image, which the people of Judea and Israel took care of and therefore made their vessels in a simple manner without decorations, as in the vessels shown in the set.

This set of ancient vessels, including the bowl and the pitcher, is a typical example of vessels that were common in the household of the people of the Holy Land while the First Temple existed, in the time of the great kings and the prophets of Israel and Judea.