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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Glass: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1288754

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c. 1st Century CE

Of Eastern Mediterranean manufacture, this vessel is made of green-blue glass and formed into a small bottle with a globular body on a flat base, a cylindrical rim and an everted neck.

In very fine condition with natural patina and some pitting present.

Height: 6.5 cm (2.56 inches)

Worldwide shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in price.

Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority


Yael Israeli, “Ancient Glass in the Israel Museum”, p. 111-2, fig. 99


Vessels of this type were used for the containment and storage of small amounts of precious liquids such as ointments and perfumes. While ointments were used for the caring of the sick or wounded, perfume was used for a variety of purposes. They were sweet smelling oils used to adorn oneself, as we use them today, as well as being used for annotating in religious ceremonies and burial ceremonies.

“Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice.” (Proverbs 27:9)