Roman Glass Tear Bottle – Discovered in Jerusalem


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1st Century discovered in Jerusalem.
20 cm high
Great Condition

2 in stock


Authentic Roman Glass Tear Bottle used in Jesus time.

A Roman Period Tear Bottle or CUP as the Bible refers to it.

1st Century discovered in Jerusalem.

20 cm high
Great Condition

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 in the holy land, 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. 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.”

Psalm 56:8

You have kept count of my tossing
    put my tears in your bottle.
    Are they not in your book?

All of our collection is discovered in Israel it have all needed documents from the Israeli antiquities Authorities.

Shipped direct 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 opened 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.

Additional information

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 5 × 22 cm

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