Ancient pottery spindle perfume jar, globular mid-section, cylindrical neck, rounded rim folded outwards, , mid-section narrows into tall cylindrical foot with flared bottom, flat base.
Greek/Hellenistic; 4thrd -3rd Centuries B.C.
Height: 14 cm
Diameter: 5 cm
Height on stand: 15 cm
These long thin vessels, common in Israel during the Hasmonean Period, originate directly from Greek forms of the 4th-3rd Centuries B.C.
Sometimes called fusiform bottles or unguentaria, they may have been used to hold oils or scent
Condition: Perfect condition, not repaired and not restored
Found in Bethlehem south of Jerusalem, Israel
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