Roman Terracotta Cooking Pot

c. 63 BCE–330 BCE

Terracotta is a type of clay-based earthenware with a porous body after firing. Sometimes glazed and/or painted, such terracotta was widely employed in the Roman period and had many uses: architectural, decorative, or common use items such as lamps or pots. This pot was discovered in Bethlehem, Jerusalem, the birthplace of Jesus of Nazareth.