Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Ardon Bar-Hama
Hexagonal flask with plant motif, possibly from Ennion’s workshop
Phoenician coast
1st century CE
Yellowish brown glass, blown in two-part mold
H: 8.8; Diam: 3.8 cm
Gift of Prof. Dan Barag, Jerusalem, in memory of his parents Drs. Gershon and Gerda Dina Barag
Accession number: 89.52.17
 
 
Body divided into six vertical facets that taper toward the bottom. Four are decorated with scrolls and two with a palm branch and heart-shaped ivy leaves. Above the facets are arches, three of which have been preserved, enclosing either an X motif, a palmette, or three knobs. Between the arches, spirals. Two handles rise from the shoulder to just below the rim. Flat base.

Publications:
Israeli, Yael, Ancient Glass in the Israel Museum: The Eliahu Dobkin Collection and Other Gifts, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel, 2003, English / Hebrew
Israeli, Yael, Made by Ennion: Ancient Glass Treasures from the Shlomo Moussaieff Collection, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2011, English / Hebrew

Exhibition:
Made by Ennion: Ancient Glass Treasures from the Shlomo Moussaieff Collection, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 01/05/2011 - 01/12/2011

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