Authentic 4th century Byzantine glass perfume bottle discovered in Israel.
Very nice bluey color with a good patina and a very unique shape.
Registered with the Israel Antiquities Authority – Number: 641
Size: 2.5″ inch / 6.5 cm high.
Discovered In Beth Shean (south of the Sea of Galilee). Beth Shean was transformed into a major Roman city 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 3rd century B.C. and became a Byzantine village.
Byzantine perfume bottle 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.