AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN GLASS PERFUME BOTTLE
Please refer to our stock # G.49 when inquiring.
c. 1st-2nd Century CE
This simple yet elegant vessel consists primarily of a piriform body, a cylindrical neck and a folded rim. The neck is constricted where it attaches to the body. The body itself is also constricted in the middle to create a waist. These additions provided not only visual interest but also helped to slow the flow of the precious liquid contained within.
In excellent condition with natural iridescence present.
7cm (2.75 inches) high
Worldwide Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity Included in Price.
Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.
Yael Israeli, “Ancient Glass in the Israel Museum”, p. 207, fig. 247
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)