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Roman Honey-Colored Mold-Blown Glass Bottle - GF.0336
Origin: Israel (Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem)
Circa: 100 AD to 200 AD
Dimensions: 2.75" (7.0cm) high
Collection: Roman
Medium: Glass

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Throughout the eastern Mediterranean today, as in antiquity, the date is a staple of life. On the wall paintings of Egypt and on the coinage of Judea, the date palm appears as a symbol of abundance and prosperity. This unusual little vessel imitates the fruit with its wrinkled skin. We are not certain what it contained, but we are charmed by its humorous observation of nature just as the ancients must have been. - (GF.0336)

 

 

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