AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN PERFUME BOTTLE
Catalog:Glass:Roman: stock #1289705
c. 1st-2nd Century CE
Composed of a globular body, a cylindrical neck and a folded rim. A constriction is placed on the bottom of the neck to impede the flow of the oils when poured.
In excellent condition with natural iridescence present.
14 cm (5.5 inches) high
Worldwide Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity Included in Price.
Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.
Yael Israeli, â€śAncient Glass in the Israel Museumâ€ť, p. 207, fig. 253
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.
â€śNeither gold nor crystal can compare with it, nor can it be had for jewels of gold.â€ť (Job 28:17)