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Ancient Roman Herodian Candlestick Bottle
Time of jesus 1st Century AD.
Blown Tubular ledge rim, folded inward, cylindrical neck widening toward bottom and constructed at junction with squat globular body, flat base.
In very good condition intact.
One of the earliest types of blown-glass vessels is an elongated bottle with a short body and a long neck.
The contents of such bottles could be poured out slowly, in tiny drops, and the small mouth was easily stoppered.
This type of bottle was popular during the Roman period all throughout the Empire, exhibiting very little variation.
Used as containers for perfumes and scented oils, they were frequently placed in burial caves and are thus
sometimes referred to as “tear bottles,” believed to have been used for collecting the tears
Ref: The Wonders of Ancient Glass At The Israel Museum, Jerusalem “Yael Israeli”