Photo © IMJ, by David Harris, Peter Lanyi, Zev Radovan, Nahum Slapak, Mariana Zalzberger
“Marbled” glass bottle
Eastern Mediterranean
1st century CE
Blown marbled glass
H 8.9 D 6.8 cm
Accession number: 76.23.18
 
 
The marbled appearance of this bottle was produced by marvering white glass trails into the sides of the vessel. Blues and yellowish browns were popular imitations of lapis lazuli and agate.

Publications:
Israeli, Yael, Ancient Glass in the Israel Museum: The Eliahu Dobkin Collection and Other Gifts, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel, 2003, English / Hebrew

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