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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Glass: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1289708

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Biblical Artifacts
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c. 1st-2nd Century CE

Composed of a squat, globular body, a cylindrical neck with a constriction at the base and an everted rim.

In excellent condition with natural iridescence present.

10 cm (3.93 inches) high

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Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.


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


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 in which context they have been called “perfumes for the dead”.

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