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Islamic Glass Vessel - GF.0138
Origin: Israel
Circa: 600 AD to 900 AD
Dimensions: 4" (10.2cm) high x 2.25" (5.7cm) wide
Collection: Near Eastern
Style: Islamic
Medium: Glass
Additional Information: Found in Jericho, Israel

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This most unusual vessel is shaped like a spindle laden with wool. In the art of the classical world, we see Roman and Greek matrons bending over their spinning: in antiquity, the spindle was part of every well-bred woman's household equipment. Surely then, this charming object belonged among the treasures of a woman who lived long ago. This may be the only surviving clue to her existence, yet somehow in its presence we feel we know her very well. - (GF.0138)

 

 

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