Structural, Technical and Petrographic Analysis of Bullae from the Samaria Papyri

Shira Gurwin, Yuval Goren, Oded Lipschits

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Abstract

Twenty-two clay bullae associated with mid-4th century BCE Samaria Papyri from the cave of Wadi Daliyeh were subjected to structural, technical and petrographic examination. Results suggest that the bullae were all made in the Samaria region from several types of local soils. The technology and function of the bullae differ from those of earlier (Iron Age) Judahite bullae.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-102
Number of pages14
JournalTel Aviv
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2015

Keywords

  • Bullae
  • Optical mineralogy
  • Persian period
  • Petrography
  • Samaria Papyri
  • Wadi Daliyeh

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