Photo © IMJ, by David Harris, Peter Lanyi, Zev Radovan, Nahum Slapak, Mariana Zalzberger
Multifaceted small flask
Phoenician coast
1st century CE
Blue glass blown in two-part mold
H: 6.7; Diam: 4.8 cm
Gift of Tamar and Teddy Kollek, Jerusalem
Accession number: 78.42.98
Besides the fine Sidonian ware, less elaborate mold-blown vessels were also produced in this region. Their decoration consists mainly of simple vegetal and geometric patterns. They were rather carelessly executed and in all likelihood produced for a mass market.

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

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