Ancient Roman glass jar discovered in Samaria.
Authentic ointment glass container vase from the 2nd century A.D. (Roman Period).
A very rare and unique jar with three handles. Two on sides and large one above.
Light blue color with a handle nice patina.
Anointment Jars 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.
But when a whole Roman glass is found in a perfect condition in archaeological sites this becomes a capital and investment.
Discovered in the Jezreel Valley in Israel.
Comes with a certificate of authenticity and all required documents for export approval.
Shipped to you 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.