ROMAN PERIOD, 1st - 2nd Cent. AD
This lovely perfume vessel with beautiful patina has survived the centuries with its beauty intact.
The flattened body rising to a firm and graceful cylindrical neck with a rim folded outwards.
One of the earliest types of free blown-glass vessels in an elongated bottle with a short body and a long neck. The content of such bottles could be poured out slowly, in tiny drops, and the small mouth was easily stoppered.
This type of bottle was popular during the Roman period all throughout the Empire, exhibiting very little variation.
Used as containers for perfumes and scented oils, there were frequently placed in burial caves and are thus sometimes referred to as "TEAR BOTTLES" believed to have used for collecting the tears of mourners .
Height: 14.5 cm
Width: 5 cm
Condition: Intact, not repaire and not restored
Found in Bethlehem south of Jerusalem, Holy Land
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