Professor Robert Smith supervised excavations at Pella of the Decapolis for Wooster College. All of the sherds illustrated in this webpage where digitally photographed by Professor Michael Fuller with the kind assistance of the Wooster College Archaeology Laboratory.





Painted Umayyad Period jar published in Pella, Volume 1, plate 45.488. Found in the East Cemetery, II C 5.








Umayyad bag jar with white paint. Published in Pella, Volume 1, plate 69.








Umayyad bag jar sherd with white paint. From the Civic Complex, discovered in 1983. Unpublished. 4 mm. thick. Accession number is IX BU 3 - 4.








Umayyad redware sherd with white paint. From the Civic Complex, discovered in 1983. Unpublished. 4 mm. thick. Accession number is IX BU 3 - 1 / 65508.








Abbasid filter from the neck of a briq (water juglet). From the Civic Complex, discovered in 1983. Unpublished. 7 mm. thick. Accession number is IX BU next 123 - 65493








Ayyubid/Mamluk green glaze sgrafitto bowl bodysherd. From Area IX (earthquake debris), discovered in 1983. Unpublished. 7.5 mm. thick. Accession number is IX BW 2 - 4. Labelled as a "stray."








Umayyad red painted bodysherd. From Area IX (earthquake debris), discovered in 1983. Unpublished. 4.2 mm. thick. Accession number is IX BW 100 - 3.








Umayyad red painted bodysherd. From Area IX (earthquake debris), discovered in 1983. Unpublished. 5.0 mm. thick. Accession number is IX B5 65 - mixed.








Umayyad red painted bodysherd. From Area IX (earthquake debris), discovered in 1983. Unpublished. 4.5 mm. thick. Accession number is IX BU 96 - 9.








Umayyad white painted bodysherd. From Area IX (earthquake debris), discovered in 1983. Unpublished. 4.5 mm. thick. Accession number is IX BT 80 - 4.








Umayyad white painted bodysherd. From Area IX (earthquake debris), discovered in 1983. Unpublished. 5.2 mm. thick. Accession number is IX 23 1 5.








Umayyad cookpot with rocker decoration. From Area X, discovered in 1973. Unpublished. 3.4 mm. thick. Accession number is X B 2 25708








Umayyad cookpot with rocker decoration. From Area X, discovered in 1973. Unpublished. 2.8 mm. thick. Accession number is X B 2.








Umayyad cookpot with rocker decoration. From Area X, discovered in 1973. Unpublished. 4.2 mm. thick. Accession number is X B 2.








Umayyad cookpot with rocker decoration. From Area X, discovered in 1973. Unpublished. 2.8 mm. thick. Accession number is X B 2.








Spouted redware Umayyad Period briq. From Area X (washed in from hillslope above), discovered in 1979. Unpublished. 4.0 mm. thick; 6 mm. diameter spout. Accession number is X B 2.








Umayyad flask with two loops. From Area X (washed in from hillslope above), discovered in 1979. Unpublished. 4.0 mm. thick. Accession number is X B 2 25687.








Umayyad dark fabric bag jar. From Area X (washed in from hillslope above), discovered in 1979. Unpublished. 4.6 mm. thick. Accession number is X B 2 25692.








Umayyad dark fabric bag jar. From Area X (washed in from hillslope above), discovered in 1979. Unpublished. 4.0 mm. thick. Accession number is X 1 3-4 8 17 25715








Umayyad redware with white paint. From Area IX, unpublished. 5 mm. thick. Accession number IX A-N balk, 2 27.








Umayyad red painted sherd. From Area IX, unpublished. 6.5 mm. thick. Accession number IX E Z 9.








Umayyad red painted sherd. From Area IX, unpublished. 5.8 mm. thick. Accession number IX E 6 3 15.








Umayyad briq with spout. From Area IX, unpublished. 3.2 mm. thick and 6 mm. diameter spout. Accession number IX E bulk 20.








Umayyad dark fabric bag jar with white paint. From Area VIII, unpublished. 6 mm. Accession number VIII B 2 3 11.








Umayyad dark fabric bag jar with white paint. From Area VIII, unpublished. 6 mm. Accession number VIII AB 3 3 42.








Light Green Ware incised Abbasid Period sherd. From Area VIII, unpublished. 5 mm. Accession number VIII D 3 3 6.








Glass sherd intermixed with pottery sherds. Discovered 1983. From Area IX, unpublished. 4.6 mm. thick. Accession number IX 81 1 1.


Byzantine Pottery Sherds in the Wooster College Archaeology Collection




Prepared by Professor Michael Fuller
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