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Greek-Hellenistic pottery perfume jar, 330 BC

Greek-Hellenistic pottery perfume jar, 330 BC


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Greek: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1235438
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Ancient pottery spindle perfume jar, globular mid-section, cylindrical neck, rounded rim folded outwards, , mid-section narrows into tall cylindrical foot with flared bottom, flat base.

Greek/Hellenistic; 4thrd -3rd Centuries B.C.

Measurements:
Height: 14 cm
Diameter: 5 cm
Height on stand: 15 cm

These long thin vessels, common in Israel during the Hasmonean Period, originate directly from Greek forms of the 4th-3rd Centuries B.C.
Sometimes called fusiform bottles or unguentaria, they may have been used to hold oils or scent

Condition: Perfect condition, not repaired and not restored

Found in Bethlehem south of Jerusalem, Israel

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