Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Elie Posner
Small lidded box
Phoenician coast or Italy
1st century CE
White translucent and blue glass, blown in a four-part mold, one used for the base
Box: H: 3.5; Diam: 5.1 cm; Lid: H: 2.8; Diam: 5.1 cm
Gift of the Benzian Family, Lucerne, in memory of their parents, Annie and Berthold Hoxter
Accession number: 2003.63.55
Box decorated with a wide frieze between horizontal ribs containing sprays of grape leaves(?), bunches of grapes, and floral scrolls traversed by vertical ridges. Flat base featuring five raised concentric circles around a central depression. Low conical lid decorated with flutes, rounded on the bottom and interspersed with tiny leaves.

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