Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Vladimir Naikhin
Fish-shaped vessel
Classical Period, ca. 500 BCE
Bronze
H: 9.5; L: 14.5 cm
Bequest of Joseph Ternbach, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: 87.160.322
 
 
This unusual vessel was probably inspired by Egyptian vessels of glass and alabaster.

Publications:
Merhav, Rivka et al., A Glimpse into the Past: The Joseph Ternbach Collection, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1981
Dayagi-Mendels, Michal, Perfumes and Cosmetics in the Ancient World, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1989

Exhibition:
Perfumes and Cosmetics in the Ancient World, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 12/11/1989 - 12/01/1994
Water in Art and Life, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Ruth Youth Wing, 29/03/2007 - 08/01/2008

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir