Roman Glass Amphoriskos – Time of Jesus


Roman Period Medicine Glass Amphoriskos

  • Decorated with spun glass handles
  • Great green color.
  • Wide rim with a tiny pouring whole.
  • Very good shape slight zigzag.
  • IAA Export Approval available.
  • Certificate of authenticity included.

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Glass Amphoriskos from the Time of Jesus

Roman glass vessels offered a delicate, beautiful contrast to the typical clay vessels of the time. With the invention of glassblowing in the early Roman period, glass became widespread. Amphoriskoi such as this one are two-handled vessels that were likely suspended by a string tied through the handles, offering easy access to the contents without cluttering up kitchen workspace. This glass amphoriskos may have contained medicated oil.

This glass amphoriskos consists of green glass and features a globular body. The neck is wide, and the rim has an outfolded rim, perhaps to help with controlled pouring. The handles, made of spun glass, stretch from the rim to the sides of the vessel. The bottom is slightly flattened.

Height:4.5′ Inches / 11 CM.

Width:with Handles 3′ 7.5 CM.

“A merry heart does good like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.” – Proverbs 17:22

Antiquities from the land of the Bible are great investments and teaching tools. They bring the Bible to life in a tangible way, connecting the stories of the Bible with real artifacts that illuminate the text.

Comes with a certificate of authenticity and all required documents for export approval.

Shipped direct from Jerusalem.

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.


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