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Aryballos

Aryballos

Aryballos

Dark blue glass, core-formed

H: 6.6 Diam: 5 cm

The Eliahu Dobkin Collection

Accession number:

77.12.123

Archaeology/Ancient Glass

Bottles such as this one, 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’s famous perfumes and oils.

From the Israel Museum publications:

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