Zev Radovan

Glass amphoriskos: Only one other glass amphoriskos of this type has ever been found in Israel. This particular vessel, probably used to store precious oil, was lying at the feet of a dead child inside a first century B.C. wooden coffin, found in a burial recess in the Jewish cemetery near Jericho. Although one handle is missing, the viewer can still enjoy the lovely shape which was achieved by molding molten glass. The yellow stripes were made by winding a continuous strand of colored glass around the dark blue vessel from neck to foot. The amphoriskos was probably defective at the time of burial.