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c. 1st Century A.D.

Hand-blown flask made of yellow glass. Elongated ovoid body with long cylindrical neck, flaring rim and three small feet. Most likely used as a perfume flask. Found in Bethlehem. In good condition, minor crack on neck.

In antiquity yellow glass could be obtained through a variety of additives. However, antimony and lead were primarily used to create the bright yellow found in this flask...