Aweidah Gallery

Ancient Roman Glass tear Bottle, 100 - 200 AD

Item #706689

Click to view additional photos

Price: $385.00

order or inquire
Directly from Jerusalem, Holy Land - A very nice example of Roman glassmaking, this lovely perfume vessel with lovely silver patina has survived the centuries with its beauty intact. Dated from, 100 - 200 AD.

The globular body rising to a firm and graceful neck. 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 .

Height: 14.5 cm - Width: 5 cm

Condition: Intact, not repaire and not restored

Found near Jerusalem, Holy Land

ALL ITEMS THAT WE OFFER FOR SALE COME WITH A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY