Roman Glass Silver Cross Pendant
Authentic Roman glass in a sterling silver 925 frame – pointed cross design
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, which allowed the creation of many new designs and shapes. This 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.
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. (1 Corinthians 1:18)
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 mourning. This small, broken piece of glass is an authentic part of New Testament history and the traditions of Jesus’ time.
Glass discovered in Israel
Frame hand crafted on a kibbutz in Israel.
Silver chain included.
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 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.