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Islamic Glass Vase With Rounded Body - G.0133
Origin: Jericho, Israel
Circa: 700 AD to 900 AD
Dimensions: 2.5" (6.4cm) high
Catalogue: V1
Collection: Roman
Style: Islamic
Medium: Glass

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When the fall of Rome had plunged Europe into darkness, a world of culture and light flourished under Islam in the East. This charming vessel, a product of that age, was perhaps made to contain a perfume as delicate as its colored glass bottle. If we close our eyes, we can perhaps detect its melancholy scent, the fragrance of vanished roses blooming in a moonlit garden. - (G.0133)

 

 

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