Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Eastern Mediterranean
6th-5th century BCE
Blue glass, core-formed
H: 6.3; Diam: 4.6 cm
Bequest of Clare Rothschild, London
Accession number: 85.72.101
This bottle, made in imitation of Greek pottery and metalware, belongs to a new series of core-formed vessels decorated with glass threads (trails), which were first manufactured in Rhodes and later throughout the Mediterranean. They served as elegant containers for Rhodes’s famous perfumes and oils.

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