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Glass Bottle Stopper - JB.1496
Origin: Palestine
Circa: 3rd th Century AD to 6th th Century AD
Dimensions: 8.26" (21.0cm) high x 3.34" (8.5cm) wide
Collection: Biblical
Medium: Glass and Bronze


Additional Information: A

Location: Great Britain
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Description
Bottle stopper, or furnace waster? Free-blown ovoid-shaped solid glass with an added bronze head on top showing a face. Probably Egypt or Syria, most likely pre-Islamic, 3rd – 6th century. Ht. 21cm; Width in the centre 7cm. Remarks: this object, for which no parallel has been found, could have been a stopper for an amphora. Further research and contact with underwater archaeologists may throw some light on the function, provenance and date of this interesting object. Prof. Geza Fehervari Prof. Geoffrey king - (JB.1496)

 

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