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Ancient Glass
Bottle with trail-decoration
Eastern Mediterranean
6th century CE
Ancient Glass
Bottle with trail-decoration
Eastern Mediterranean
6th century CE
Ancient Glass
Spindle-bottle
Eastern Mediterranean
ca. 4th–3rd century BCE
Ancient Glass
Jug
Eastern Mediterranean
4th century CE
Ancient Glass
Date vessel
Phoenician coast
1st–2nd century CE
Ancient Glass
Ribbed bowl resembling the mold-made bowls common before the invention of glassblowing
Eastern Mediterranean or Italy
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Small flask
Phoenician coast
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Cylindrical box decorated with palmettes
Phoenician coast or Italy
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Cylindrical juglet decorated with palmettes
Phoenician coast or Italy
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Cylindrical juglet decorated with palmettes
Phoenician coast or Italy
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Vessel with Greek inscription
Phoenician coast
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Beaker with Greek inscription
Phoenician coast
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Hexagonal jug with plant motif, possibly from Ennion’s workshop
Phoenician coast
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Small bowl imitating elegant terra sigillata pottery shapes
Eastern Mediterranean or Italy
1st–2nd century CE
Ancient Glass
Bird-shaped vessel, apparently used as funnels
Eastern Mediterranean
1st–2nd century CE
Ancient Glass
Small lidded box
Phoenician coast or Italy
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Juglet decorated with motif derived from athletic competitions
Phoenician coast
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Juglet decorated with motif derived from athletic competitions
Phoenician coast
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Juglet decorated with motif derived from athletic competitions
Phoenician coast
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Hexagonal bottle with common decorations: series of vessels, fruit-filled vases, birds, fruits, and faces and masks
Phoenician coast
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Hexagonal bottle with common decorations: series of vessels, fruit-filled vases, birds, fruits, and faces and masks
Phoenician coast
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Hexagonal bottle with common decorations: series of vessels, fruit-filled vases, birds, fruits, and faces and masks
Phoenician coast
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Hexagonal bottle with common decorations: series of vessels, fruit-filled vases, birds, fruits, and faces and masks
Phoenician coast
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Multifaceted small flask
Phoenician coast
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Pinecone-shaped beaker
Eastern Mediterranean
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Small bowl imitating elegant terra sigillata pottery shapes
Eastern Mediterranean or Italy
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Bottle
Iran
9th–10th century CE
Ancient Glass
Spindle-bottle
Eastern Mediterranean
2nd–1st century BCE
Ancient Glass
Spindle-bottle
Eastern Mediterranean
2nd–1st century BCE
Ancient Glass
Alabastron
Eastern Mediterranean
2nd–1st century BCE
Ancient Glass
Alabastron
Eastern Mediterranean
2nd–1st century BCE
Ancient Glass
Fine jug
Eastern Mediterranean
4th century CE
Ancient Glass
Gold-glass base
Rome
4th century CE
Ancient Glass
Disk pendant
Near East
Late 16th–13th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Disk pendants
Near East
Late 16th–13th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Disk pendant
Near East
Late 16th–13th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Female figurines, possibly dedicated to the fertility goddess Astarte
Near East
Late 16th–13th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Female figurine, possibly dedicated to the fertility goddess Astarte
Near East
Late 16th–13th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Ribbed spacer beads with double-perforation
Near East
16th–13th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Ribbed spacer with double-perforation
Near East
16th–13th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Ribbed spacers with double-perforation
Found at Beth Shean
16th–13th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Ribbed spacer with double-perforation
Near East
16th–13th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Pilgrim flask
Deir el-Balah (?)
13th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Amulet in the shape of a demon’s mask
Iran
15th–13th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Amulet in the shape of a demon’s mask
Iran
15th–13th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Vase
Egypt
13th–12th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Globular bottle
Egypt
13th–12th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Finger ring with the name of the pharaoh Akhenaten
Tell el-Amarna(?), Egypt
ca. 1352–1336 BCE
Ancient Glass
Bead with the name of the Pharaoh Thutmoses III
Egypt
ca. 1479–1425 BCE
Ancient Glass
Pomegranate-shaped bottle
Cyprus or Egypt
14th–13th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Eye beads and pendants
Egypt
15th–12th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Eye bead
Western Asia
15th–12th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Ear ornament
Egypt
14th–13th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Ear ornament
Egypt
14th–13th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Ear ornament
Egypt
14th–13th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Bird bead
Aegean region (Greece)
15th–13th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Mycenaean-style ornament
Aegean region (Greece)
14th–12th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Mycenaean-style ornaments
Aegean region (Greece)
14th–12th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Mycenaean-style ornament
Aegean region (Greece)
14th–12th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Mycenaean-style ornament
Aegean region (Greece)
14th–12th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Mycenaean-style ornament
Aegean region (Greece)
14th–12th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Mycenaean-style ornaments
Aegean region (Greece)
14th–12th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Mycenaean-style ornaments
Aegean region (Greece)
14th–12th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Mycenaean-style ornaments
Aegean region (Greece)
14th–12th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Vessel fragments, some of the earliest polychrome glass
Egypt or Mesopotamia
15th–13th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Bowl or stand, some of the earliest polychrome glass
Egypt or Mesopotamia
15th–14th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Fragment of a bottle
Egypt
15th–13th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Bowl or stand, some of the earliest polychrome glass
Egypt or Mesopotamia
15th – 14th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Alabastron
Eastern Mediterranean
4th–3rd century BCE
Ancient Glass
Alabastron
Eastern Mediterranean
6th–4th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Alabastron
Eastern Mediterranean
6th–5th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Alabastron
Eastern Mediterranean
6th–5th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Alabastron
Eastern Mediterranean
6th–5th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Alabastron
Eastern Mediterranean
5th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Alabastron
Eastern Mediterranean
6th–5th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Alabastron
Eastern Mediterranean
4th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Amphoriskos
Eastern Mediterranean
2nd–1st century BCE
Ancient Glass
Rhodian juglet
Eastern Mediterranean
6th–5th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Rhodian juglet
Eastern Mediterranean
6th–5th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Rhodian juglet
Eastern Mediterranean
5th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Amphoriskos
Eastern Mediterranean
6th–5th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Amphoriskos
Eastern Mediterranean
6th–5th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Amphoriskos
Eastern Mediterranean
6th–5th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Amphoriskos
Eastern Mediterranean
6th–5th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Amphoriskos
Eastern Mediterranean
2nd–1st century BCE
Ancient Glass
Hydriskos
Eastern Mediterranean
Late 4th–3rd century BCE
Ancient Glass
Hydriskos
Eastern Mediterranean
Late 4th–3rd century BCE
Ancient Glass
Hydriskos
Eastern Mediterranean
Late 4th–3rd century BCE
Ancient Glass
Aryballos
Eastern Mediterranean
6th–5th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Amphoriskos
Eastern Mediterranean
6th–5th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Amphoriskos
6th–5th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Aryballos
Eastern Mediterranean
6th–5th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Small container for kohl (eye makeup)
Persia (Iran)
6th–4th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Small container for kohl (eye makeup)
Persia (Iran)
6th–4th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Small container for kohl (eye makeup)
Persia (Iran)
6th–4th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Small container for kohl (eye makeup)
Persia (Iran)
6th–4th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Small container for kohl (eye makeup)
Persia (Iran)
6th–4th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Small container for kohl (eye makeup)
Persia (Iran)
6th–4th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Small container for kohl (eye makeup)
Persia (Iran)
6th–4th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Small container for kohl (eye makeup)
Persia (Iran)
6th–4th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Small container for kohl (eye makeup)
Persia (Iran)
6th–4th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Small container for kohl (eye makeup)
Persia (Iran)
6th–4th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Kohl tube
Eastern Mediterranean
4th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Head of a bird (hawk?), probably a handle or ornament from an elaborate stone or metal vessel
Persia (Iran)
5th–4th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Falcon-headed inlay representing the Egyptian god Horus
Egypt
6th–4th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Rare luxury bowl
Persia (Iran)
5th–4th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Bottle
Mesopotamia or Iran
7th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Rare juglet
Phoenicia (?)
7th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Rare juglet
Phoenicia (?)
7th century BCE
Ancient Glass
Fine bowl
Eastern Mediterranean
2nd century – mid-1st century BCE
Ancient Glass
Shallow ribbed bowl
Eastern Mediterranean
1st century BCE
Ancient Glass
Deep ribbed bowl
Eastern Mediterranean
1st century BCE
Ancient Glass
Ribbed bowl
Eastern Mediterranean
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Shallow ribbed bowl
Eastern Mediterranean
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Bowl
Eastern Mediterranean
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Conical bowl
Eastern Mediterranean
2nd–1st century BCE
Ancient Glass
Bowl
Eastern Mediterranean
2nd–1st century BCE
Ancient Glass
Ribbed bowl
Eastern Mediterranean
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Mosaic-glass bowl
Eastern Mediterranean or Italy
Late 1st century BCE – 1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Mosaic-glass lid
Eastern Mediterranean or Italy
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Ring-base fragment of a mosaic-glass bowl
Eastern Mediterranean
1st century BCE – 1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Rim fragment of mosaic-glass bowl
Eastern Mediterranean or Italy
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Rim fragment of mosaic-glass bowl
Eastern Mediterranean or Italy
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Rare color-band bottle
Italy (?)
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Bottle with white trail-decoration
Eastern Mediterranean
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Small bottle preserving the basic bubble shape
Eastern Mediterranean and probably Italy
1st century BCE – 1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Bottles in the basic bubble shape
Eastern Mediterranean or Italy
1st century BCE – 1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Small bottle preserving the basic bubble shape
Eastern Mediterranean and probably Italy
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Bottle preserving the basic bubble shape
Eastern Mediterranean and probably Italy
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Bottle preserving the basic bubble shape
Eastern Mediterranean and probably Italy
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Bottle preserving the basic bubble shape
Eastern Mediterranean and probably Italy
1st century BCE – 1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Bottle preserving the basic bubble shape
Eastern Mediterranean and probably Italy
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Small bottle preserving the basic bubble shape
Eastern Mediterranean and probably Italy
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Ribbed bowl resembling the mold-made bowls common before the invention of glassblowing
Eastern Mediterranean or Italy
1st century BCE – 1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Bowl with a patchwork decoration
Eastern Mediterranean or Italy
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
“Marbled” glass bottles
Eastern Mediterranean
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
“Marbled” glass bottle
Eastern Mediterranean
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
“Marbled” glass bottle
Eastern Mediterranean
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
“Marbled” glass bottle
Eastern Mediterranean
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Bottle with white trail-decoration
Eastern Mediterranean
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Duck-shaped vessel, apparently used as funnels
Provenance unknown
1st–2nd century CE
Ancient Glass
Ovoid vessel
Eastern Mediterranean
1st century BCE – 1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Ovoid vessel
Eastern Mediterranean
1st century BCE – 1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Bottle that collapsed during blowing
Eastern Mediterranean
1st–2nd century CE
Ancient Glass
Large cup
Eastern Mediterranean
1st–2nd century CE
Ancient Glass
Large cup
Eastern Mediterranean
1st–2nd century CE
Ancient Glass
Small bowl imitating elegant terra sigillata pottery shapes
Eastern Mediterranean
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Lidded container or inkwell
Eastern Mediterranean or Italy
1st–2nd century CE
Ancient Glass
Hexagonal flask with plant motif, possibly from Ennion’s workshop
Phoenician coast
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Hexagonal bottle with common decorations: series of vessels, fruit-filled vases, birds, fruits, and faces and masks
Phoenician coast
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Hexagonal bottle with common decorations: series of vessels, fruit-filled vases, birds, fruits, and faces and masks
Phoenician coast
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Juglet
Eastern Mediterranean or Italy
1st–2nd century CE
Ancient Glass
Juglet
Eastern Mediterranean
1st–2nd century CE
Ancient Glass
Small juglet
Phoenician coast
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Small flask
Phoenician coast
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Large bottle, one of the few featuring an almond-shaped decoration
Eastern Mediterranean or Italy
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Bowls, beakers, and a bottle
Hebron area
20th century
Ancient Glass
Small bowl of white translucent glass
Eastern Mediterranean
Late 1st century BCE – 1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Purple glass vessels
Eastern Mediterranean and el-Bassa
4th century CE
Ancient Glass
Blue glass vessels
Eastern Mediterranean
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Yellowish glass vessels
Eastern Mediterranean and Yavneh
1st century BCE – 5th century CE
Ancient Glass
Greenish glass vessels
Eastern Mediterranean, Tel Shosh, and Akko
1st–6th century CE
Ancient Glass
Plain rods
Egypt
4th century BCE – 1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Flower plaque
Eastern Mediterranean or Italy
1st century BCE – 1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Flower plaques
Egypt and Hagosherim
1st century BCE – 1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Face-bead
Eastern Mediterranean
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Mosaic-glass face-beads
Eastern Mediterranean
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Wedjat eye flanked by lotus-flower plaques
Egypt
1st century BCE – 1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Small stepped bowl
Eastern Mediterranean
Late 1st century BCE – 1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Cylindrical pyxis
Eastern Mediterranean or Italy
1st century BCE – 1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Shallow bowl
Italy (?)
1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Ring-base of a small bowl
Italy (?)
1st century BCE – 1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Rim fragment of mosaic-glass bowl
Eastern Mediterranean or Italy
1st century BCE – 1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Base fragment of mosaic-glass bowl
Eastern Mediterranean or Italy
1st century BCE – 1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Base fragment of mosaic-glass bowl
Eastern Mediterranean or Italy
1st century BCE – 1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Fragments of mosaic-glass bowls
Eastern Mediterranean or Italy
1st century BCE – 1st century CE
Ancient Glass
Rim fragment of mosaic-glass bowl
Eastern Mediterranean or Italy
Ancient Glass
Cosmetic vessel, probably produced by a glass-bead maker
Syria-Palestine
4th–5th century CE
Ancient Glass
Fine blown jug with applied bosses
Eastern Mediterranean
4th century CE
Ancient Glass
Double juglet
Eastern Mediterranean
2nd–3rd century CE