• Eastern Mediterranean
  • 6th - 5th centuries B.C.
Catalogue Entry

Vessel made of white core-formed glass. The swelling body extends to a cylindrical neck with an attached mouth rim. This mouth rim has been pinched at the center to form a trefoil spout. A short conical foot is attached to the base. A single handle made of white glass is attached from the shoulder to the mouth rim area. A dark purple glass thread has been swirled in zigzag form over the shoulder to body area, with the zigzags crossing the center of the body. The thickness of the line and its pattern are irregular. Dark purple glass threads have also been attached to the edges of the mouth and the base. This jar is in the shape of the Greek wine server known as an oinochoe, and this type of glass vessel is thought to have been used to hold perfumed oil.