Authentic First century Roman glass perfume bottle.
Very nice brownish color with a good patina and a very unique shape.
4.5 inches high.
Discovered In Beth Shean (south of the Sea of Galilee). This City played a role after the Hasmonean Maccabee Revolt. Josephus records that the Jewish High Priest Jonathan was killed there by Demetrius II Nicator. The city was destroyed by fire at the end of the 2nd century B.C.
Before the Roman period, glass was made with a sand core mold, and was extremely expensive. During the Roman period, glass blowing was invented, which changed the entire glass industry. Glass became much more common.
Comes with a certificate of authenticity and all documents required for export.
There came to him a woman having a bottle of perfume of great price, and she put the perfume on his head when he was seated at table. (Matthew 26:7)
Shipped 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.