6th-5th century BCE
White glass, core-formed
H: 8.9; Diam: 5.4 cm
Gift of Leo Mildenberg, Zürich
Accession number: 77.40.1002
A new chapter in the history of core-formed bottles began in the 6th century BCE on Rhodes, where a series of vessels imitating Greek pottery and metalware began to be produced (fig. 3). These bottles, decorated with colorful glass threads, served as elegant containers for Rhodes' famous perfumes and oils.
Israeli, Yael, Ancient Glass in the Israel Museum: The Eliahu Dobkin Collection and Other Gifts, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel, 2003
Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir