Roman Glass Inkwell from Second Temple Period.
1st century AD Discovered in Jerusalem.
Authentic Roman glass inkwell used in the first century A.D.
Weight 35 grams
Length 5 cm
Height 7.4 cm
Before the Roman period, glass was very valuable and very scarce. Glass was even more valuable than Gold during the Hellenistic period.
These glass vessels were made in a sand core mold and were limited to only very small vessels. Around the beginning of the first century however the Romans developed a technique of glass blowing. This allowed the creation of many new designs and shapes, and led to the widespread use of glass in the entire Roman Empire.
This piece from the first century is an authentic part of New Testament history and the traditions of Jesus’ time.
Excellent condition with very heavy patina – an amazing item.
Comes with a certificate of authenticity and all required documents for export approval.
Shipped direct from the Holy Land.
Zak’s Antiquities is the website of Zak’s fine art and antiquities. Located on the Christian Quarter road in Jerusalem’s Old City. The shop began in 1964 and has remained as a family owned and operated business till this day. For the past 50 years Zak’s Antiquities has sold ancient coins, antiquities and art authentic to Israel and Jerusalem.