Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Avshalom Avital
Alabastron
Eastern Mediterranean
6th–4th century BCE
Glass, core-formed
H: 9.4; Diam: 3.3 cm
Gift of Joseph Boxenbaum, Jerusalem
Accession number: 77.68.277
 
 
This bottles, made in imitation of Greek pottery and metalware, belong to a new series of core-formed vessels decorated with glass threads (trails), which were first manufactured in Rhodes and later throughout the Mediterranean. They served as elegant containers for Rhodes’ famous perfumes and oils.

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