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A ROMAN GLASS TRIPOD FLASK
c. 1st Century A.D.

Hand-blown flask made of yellow glass. Elongated ovoid body with long cylindrical neck, flaring rim and three small feet. Most likely used as a perfume flask. Found in Bethlehem. In good condition, minor crack on neck.

In antiquity yellow glass could be obtained through a variety of additives. However, antimony and lead were primarily used to create the bright yellow found in this flask.

4.2 inches (10.5cms) high

Custom plexiglas stand, shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in price.

Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority

Bibliography:

Yael Israeli, “The Wonders of Ancient Glass at the Israel Museum”, (Jerusalem, 1998)

N. Kunina, “Ancient Glass in The Hermitage Collection”, (St. Petersburg, 1997)



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