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Object Number: MS5100
Current Location: Cultures in the Crossfire: Stories from Syria and Iraq
Currently On Display
Provenience: Syria
Period: Hellenistic Period
Date Made: 199-100 BC
Early Date: -199
Late Date: -100
Height: 15.8cm
Width: 6.1cm
Outside Diameter:5cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Fr. Vester and Company, American Colony Store, Jerusalem, 1913


One handle mended, otherwise intact. Slight terminal knob, ovoid body, threaded handles attached at shoulder and upper neck. Neck flares slightly, thin goes in, ending with everted rim. Glass: blown handles, brown matrix, combed and marvered decoration in tan, cream and yellow; slight iridescence. Sand core process.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Roman Glass: Reflections on Cultural Change (27 Sep 1997 - 18 Jun 1998)View Objects in Exhibition
Cultures in the Crossfire: Stories from Syria and Iraq (08 Apr 2017)View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 86View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Fleming, Stuart J. 1999. Roman Glass (II): Reflections on Cultural Change. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 12, pl. E.10View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Smith, Ray W. 1957. Glass from the Ancient World. : Page/Fig./Plate: Catalog # 22-24View Objects cited in this Publication

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