A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION OF ANCIENT GLASS
SYRO-PALESTINIAN, CIRCA 2ND QUARTER OF THE 1ST CENTURY A.D.
A ROMAN GLASS HEXAGONAL BOTTLE
Syro-Palestinian, Circa 2nd Quarter of the 1st Century A.D.
Transparent blue in color, mold-blown, the body with six rectangular panels framed by thin vertical ribs, a thin egg-and-dart band below, each panel containing a fruit in relief, including two with a pomegranate, two with grapes, and two with a cedar cone, the shoulder with indistinct floral motifs, rays above the base, on a low disk foot, the cylindrical neck free-blown, the rim infolded
3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm) high
10 King David Galleries, Jerusalem, 1985