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Rhodian juglet

Rhodian juglet

Rhodian juglet

White glass, core-formed

H: 10.9; Diam: 6.2 cm

Gift from Col. Henry Crown, Chicago, through the Jerusalem Foundation, in memory of his son, Robert

Accession number:

76.52.29

Archaeology/Ancient Glass

A new chapter in the history of core-formed bottles began in the 6th century BCE on Rhodes, wherea series of vessels imitating Greek pottery and metalware began to be produced. These bottles, decorated with colorful glass threads, served as elegant containers for Rhodes' 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