The tableware in the First Temple Period was commonly decorated by burnished stripes. This pottery style begun in the 10th century BCE with hand burnished striped, which was gradually replaced by wheel burnishing in the 9th – 6th centuries BCE. This assemblage of early Iron Age II pottery is considered to be rare
in Jerusalem, since the most common First Temple period finds are usually from the time of the destruction of Jerusalem in the 6th century BCE.