AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN PIRIFORM PERFUME BOTTLE
Please refer to our stock # G.46 when inquiring.
c. 1st Century CE
Composed primarily of piriform body with a constriction where the body connects to the cylindrical neck with a folded rim.
In excellent condition with natural patina present.
13.5 cm (5.31 inches) high
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Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.
Similar examples in The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Accession Number 74.51.185 and 74.51.187) an The Corning Museum of Glass (Accession Number 54.1.116)
Yael Israeli, “Ancient Glass in the Israel Museum”, p. 207, fig. 241
Vessels such as this were used in antiquity for the storage of precious liquids, most notably perfume and ointments. They are found in remains of inhabited settlements as well as in tombs.
“Neither gold nor crystal can compare with it, nor can it be had for jewels of gold.” (Job 28:17)