A SASANIAN GLASS BOTTLE

A SASANIAN GLASS BOTTLE


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Near Eastern: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1332523

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at The Inbal Hotel, Liberty Bell Park, 3 Jabotinsky Street
P. O. Box 14646, Jerusalem 9114601, Israel
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 $4,750.00 
c. 3rd-7th Century CE

This bottle is free blown of dark green glass with an oblate spheroid body, a short neck and an everted rim. The rim is also folded to create a narrow mouth to prevent the escape of precious oils. The vessel is decorated with repeating wheel cut lines on the shoulder and upper body of the vessel. A deep pontil mark is present on the bottom.

In excellent condition with extensive iridescence present.

Diameter: 11.68 cm (4.6 inches); Height: 2.54 cm (4.1 inches)

Custom Display Stand, Worldwide Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity Included in Price.

Export Approval No. 530827 from the Israel Antiquities Authority.

Bibliography:

Whitehouse, David, “Sasanian and post-Sasanian glass in the Corning Museum of Glass”, (Corning, NY: 2005), pg. 17, fig. 2.

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