AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN GREEN GLASS FLASK
Catalog:Glass:Byzantine: stock #1302310
c. 5th-6th Century CE
This free blown glass vessel is composed of a globular body with a wide, slightly flared, cylindrical neck. This piece is decorated with thin trails of blue glass above and below and single, thicker trail which has been worked into a zigzag pattern.
In excellent condition, slight damage to trailing, otherwise intact.
Height: 24.5 cm (9.64 inches)
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. 164; fig. 187
Flasks such as the one listed here were used as a service vessel for wine and other liquids much in the same way a decanter is used today.