Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Avshalom Avital
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.

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