Ceramics in everyday life 2

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Some might suggest that earthenware vessels have few uses in our "tupperware" world. One farmer I know would challenge that. This vessel, retired from domestic use, now serves as a feed bowl for his chickens. I hope the chickens enjoy the incised decorations on the rim as much as I do.

Do we have any evidence for ceramic feed bowls (for animals) in antiquity? How would you know? Maybe they are depicted in Egyptian paintings?

Chickens are, admittedly, latecomers to the biblical world.

I shot this image about 20 years ago in the village of Burka, Palestine.