Ancient Roman Glass Cosmetic Jar
Authentic Roman period glass bottle used for applying cosmetics.
This unique design has 2 compartments for reaching a long instrument (usually ivory) to apply makeup
A great item showing everyday life in ancient times very good condition unique find in Jerusalem great investment.
Size: 17 cm
Weight: 59 gram
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.
This piece of glass comes from a first century Roman glass vessel which was used in daily life during the time of Jesus. Many of these pieces originate from broken tear bottles which were used to collect the tears of a person to remember times of repentance or morning.
This small, broken piece of glass is an authentic part of New Testament history and the traditions of Jesus’ time.
Discovered in Beit Shean.
Comes with a certificate of authenticity and all required documents for export approval.
Shipped direct from the Holy Land.
zak’s Antiquities Private collection
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.