Roman glass tear bottle, 100 AD
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All Items: Antiques:Regional Art:Ancient World:Roman:Glass: Pre AD 1000: item # 537216
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Directly from the Holy Land, Roman glass tear bottle, nicely made in a pear-shaped body with a long cylindrical neck and a rim folded outwards.
One of the earliest types of blown-glass vessels in an elongated bottle with a short body and a long neck. The content of such bottles could be poured out slowly, in tiny drops, and the small mouth was easily stoppered. This type of bottle was popular during the Roman period all throughout the Empire, exhibiting very little variation. Used as containers for perfumes and scented oils, there were frequently placed in burial caves and are thus sometimes referred to as "TEAR BOTTLES" believed to have used for collecting the tears of mourners .
Dated from, 100 AD
Measurements: Height: 9 cm - Diameter: 3 cm
Condition: Intact, not repaired and not restored.
Found in Bethlehem south of Jerusalem, Holy Land.
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