Ancient Roman Glass ointment jar from 3rd century discovered in Jerusalem.
3rd century Jar three handles.
Size: 11 cm long.
Weight: 105 gram.
Jars vessels with wide mouth and short necks or not tall necks. Their major function was to hold thick substances that are not pour-able,
At The beginning of the twentieth century glass jars entered the Antiquities market from Biet Gevrin and Mount Gerezim area.
Before the Roman period, glass was made with a sand core mold. This was extremely expensive (more expensive than gold), but during the Roman period, glass blowing was invented, which changed the entire glass industry. Glass became much more common.
This three handles jar with a beautiful line around it makes a beautiful decoration. Making a very unique gift and surely its an excellent investment and a family heirloom that lives for long time.
Color: Green and blue with a silver patina.
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.