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Object Number: MS5097
Current Location: Rome Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: Palestine
Period: Late Roman Period
Date Made: 4th century
Early Date: 300
Late Date: 399
Height: 23cm
Outside Diameter:6.75cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Fr. Vester and Company, American Colony Store, Jerusalem, 1913
Other NumberGL18 (ancient glass project) - Other Number


Long-necked unguentarium
Narrow base curves upward toward center. Globular body covered with rows of shallow indented dots. Extremely long straight neck leads to out-curving conical lip. Thin threads added on upper neck and lower lip. Glass is translucent, slightly greenish; threads of darker green glass. Mold blownbody with free blown neck and applied threads.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Roman Glass: Reflections on Cultural Change (27 Sep 1997 - 18 Jun 1998)View Objects in Exhibition
Roman World (15 Mar 2003)View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Fleming, Stuart J. 1997. Roman Glass: Reflections of Everyday Life (I). : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 4, pls. 2e, 3View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Isings, C. 1957. Roman Glass. : Page/Fig./Plate: Form 104 bView Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Makhouly, Naʻīm. 1939. Rock Cut Tombs at El Jish. QDAP. 8 : Page/Fig./Plate: pl. XXXIII, 1, d and fView Objects cited in this Publication

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