Intact pottery basin found in situ in Area 6, Square 25 during the 1993 field season. Photograph looking north.

Light Green Ware jar with molded decoration dating to the Ayyubid Period. The decoration on the jar's shoulder is the design of a bird (probably a peacock) within entwined circles. This vessel was found in a shop along the east side of the market in square 40, locus 07. Mold made vessels like this were probably not produced at Tuneinir; they may have been manufactured in Raqqa or Mosul. It was discovered by Sharon Doerre during the 1994 excavation season. Scale in centimeters.

Detail of the molded relief on the Light Greenware vessel from Square 40, Locus 07.

A Light Greenware pottery vessel with molded decoration and an Arabic inscription on the shoulder. Discovered during the 1997 field season in Square 33, locus 07; special registration number 6220. The vessel dates to the Ayyubid Period (first half of the 13th century).

Light Red Ware pottery lids found in the shop adjacent to the pottery kiln and clay pit.

Light Red Ware shallow bowl found in the shop adjacent to the pottery kiln and clay pit.

Light Red Ware small pot with two attached handles. Found in the shop adjacent to the pottery kiln and clay pit.

Light Red Ware cooking pot and lid. Found in the shop adjacent to the pottery kiln and clay pit.

Several Light Red Ware cooking pot, bowl and lids. Found in the shop adjacent to the pottery kiln and clay pit.

Light Green Ware vessel with casually incised lines considered typical of the the Ilkanids (in contrast to the Ayyubids). This vessel was discovered in Square 50, Locus 18.


Arabic stamped cookpot handle. This vessel was discovered in Square 74, Locus 05.


Small jar with vertical incised decoration. This vessel was discovered in Square 89, Locus 26.


Curfew lid discovered in Square 54, Locus 05; excavated during the 1994 field season.


Light Green Ware vessel with molded relief from Square 89, Locus 18; excavated during the 1993 field season.


Detail of the light green ware vessel with molded relief from Square 89, Locus 18.


Light green ware vessel from applied decoration from Square 89, Locus 18; excavated during the 1993 field season.


Drawing a pottery base of a jar found in Area 6, Square 04, locus 05.
TNR97, registration number 6384.6
Interior is green glazed with design under the glaze, core color = 5YR6/6 (reddish yellow), and exterior color = 10YR7/3 (very pale brown).

Drawing of a pottery lid from Area 6, Square 4, Locus 05.
TNR97, Registration number 6384.1
Interior color = 10YR7/3 (very pale brown), core color = 7.5YR7/6 (reddish yellow), and exterior color = 10YR7/2 (light gray)
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Photographic Credit: Professor David Hanlon, SLCC-MC
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