AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN PERFUME BOTTLE

AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN PERFUME BOTTLE


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Glass: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1289705

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Biblical Artifacts
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at The Inbal Hotel, Liberty Bell Park, 3 Jabotinsky Street
P. O. Box 14646, Jerusalem 9114601, Israel
tel. 972 2 583 7606

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 $900.00 
c. 1st-2nd Century CE

Composed of a globular body, a cylindrical neck and a folded rim. A constriction is placed on the bottom of the neck to impede the flow of the oils when poured.

In excellent condition with natural iridescence present.

14 cm (5.5 inches) high

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Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.

Bibliography:

Yael Israeli, “Ancient Glass in the Israel Museum”, p. 207, fig. 253

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Vessels such as this were used in antiquity for the storage of precious liquids, most notably perfume and ointments. They are found in remains of inhabited settlements as well as in tombs.

“Neither gold nor crystal can compare with it, nor can it be had for jewels of gold.” (Job 28:17)