The Hebrew Bible (Tanakh) prohibited the creation of various forms of images as being evocative of idolatry, most notable the second of the 10 commandments, stating:
Do not have any other gods before Me. Do not represent [such] gods by any carved statue or picture of anything in the heaven above, on the earth below, or in the water below the land.
Due to Jewish prohibitions against depiction of living creatures, the resulting pottery is known more for simple elegance rather than the complex and high fashion artistry of neighboring Egyptian, Phoenician, Mespotamian and Greek cultures.
The Baidun family maintains extensive business and personal collections of the pottery of Palestine - spanning a time frame from Abraham to the Byzantine - now being made available for purchase. Depicted by the images to the left is a representative sampling.