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Item:254478562911Molded blown glass vessels like this one were made in Byzantine times either as tokens for pilgrims as they visited holy sites in Jerusalem or for use in burial rites. This translucent amber glass Jewish pilgrim jar was made in the 6th or 7th century AD. it stands 3 1/2" tall and is 3" in diameter at its widest point. The base is 1 1/2" in diameter. The rim is aboit 1 1.2" in diameter. It was found in Jerusalem The mouth and the neck are free blown, the globular body is blown into a mold with designs in raised relief. There are four designs inscribed in the jar---1. a concentric lozenges, 2. a menorah flanked by shofar and lulay, 3.an arch, 4. a stylized tree. The rim is folded inward with a flaring mouth and short neck. It is in good condition, as found, with some rough edges on the base and on the inside of the of the neck opening. Encrusted, but where tested, comes off easily. From private California collector in 2003Material:Glass
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Byzantine Globular Amber Glass Pilgrim Jar with Jewish Symbols 600-700 AD