Photo © IMJ, by David Harris, Peter Lanyi, Zev Radovan, Nahum Slapak, Mariana Zalzberger
Rare color-band bottle
Italy (?)
1st century CE
Glass, blown from striped bubbles or tubes produced by fusing strips of different colors
H: 9.5; D: 5.9 cm
The Eliahu Dobkin Collection
Accession number: 77.12.304
One of the most striking features of Hellenistic glassworking was the development of the mosaic technique. Vessels were prepared from the fusion of segments of colorful glass, both translucent and opaque, in arresting combinations of colors and shapes.

Israeli, Yael, Ancient Glass in the Israel Museum: The Eliahu Dobkin Collection and Other Gifts, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel, 2003
3x50@50: IMJ Collection Highlights, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2015

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir