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
Prof. Geza Fehervari
Prof. Geoffrey king