A ROMAN GLASS PERFUME FLASK
Catalog:Glass:Roman: stock #1289708
c. 1st-2nd Century CE
Composed of a squat, globular body, a cylindrical neck with a constriction at the base and an everted rim.
In excellent condition with natural iridescence present.
10 cm (3.93 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 var.
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 in which context they have been called â€śperfumes for the deadâ€ť.
â€śNeither gold nor crystal can compare with it, nor can it be had for jewels of gold.â€ť (Job 28:17)