Eastern Mediterranean, c. 3rd Century CE
The free-blown beaker of blue-green glass is an excellent example of glassware for daily use. Composed primarily of a bag shaped body with slightly constricted neck and everted rim on a ring base. Decorative trailing is applied just below the neck constriction and four indentations are present on the body. These indentations are evidence of the tools used to blow the glass in addition to their decorative element. A pontil mark is present on the base.
In excellent condition with natural iridescence present.
Height: 10 cm (3.93 inches); Width: 8cm (3.15 inches)
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Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.
Yael Israeli, “Ancient Glass in the Israel Museum”, p. 159; pl. 165, 166.
“Neither gold nor crystal can compare with it, nor can it be had for jewels or gold.” (Job 28:17)