Ancient Roman Glass Tear bottle from the First Century A.D.
This is a very unique ancient Roman glass tear bottle, full colored (Patina) excellent condition.
Size: 5″ long.
Discovered in Anathoth the prophet Jeremiah land.
The tear bottle was part of an ancient tradition for remembering ones past. For more information on the Roman Glass Tear bottle read our article…
Take this Cup from Me: A Look at Roman Glass Tear Bottles from the First Century. When Jesus was in the Garden of Gethsemane on the Mt. of Olives, he prayed to God, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will but yours be done.” (Luke 22:42)
Before the Roman period, glass was made with a sand core mold, and was extremely expensive. But during the Roman period, glass blowing was invented, which changed the entire glass industry. Glass became much more common. One of the first types of vessels to be made using this new blowing technique is the small elongated bottle that we call the “tear bottle”.
Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book? When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me. (Psalm 56:8-9)
Collecting tears is a roman tradition mentioned in many history books.
Comes with a certificate of authenticity and all required documents for export approval.
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.