c. 3rd-7th Century CE
This bottle is free blown of dark green glass with an oblate spheroid body, a short neck and an everted rim. The rim is also folded to create a narrow mouth to prevent the escape of precious oils. The vessel is decorated with repeating wheel cut lines on the shoulder and upper body of the vessel. A deep pontil mark is present on the bottom.
In excellent condition with extensive iridescence present.
Diameter: 11.68 cm (4.6 inches); Height: 2.54 cm (4.1 inches)
Custom Display Stand, Worldwide Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity Included in Price.
Export Approval No. 530827 from the Israel Antiquities Authority.
Whitehouse, David, “Sasanian and post-Sasanian glass in the Corning Museum of Glass”, (Corning, NY: 2005), pg. 17, fig. 2.
“Neither gold nor crystal can compare with it, nor can it be had for jewels or gold.” (Job 28:17)