03R A SHALLOW DISH
Dishes of this type were often used in sets during the Roman Imperial Period. This particular dish of blue/green color has a brilliant iridescence covering the interior base. It has a profiled thick rim with a high concave base. The dish has been mended. It is possible that this bowl is not Roman but from the early Islamic period 7th or 8th century.
First Century A.D. ?
H: 4.5 cm. Rim D: 12.5 cm.
Cf. Saldern 1980 # 137
Late Roman Glass Jar with Chain Decoration
This late Roman glass jar is light green in color and free-blown. The piriform body is concave on the underside and has a wide flaring mouth with a rounded rim with applied dark blue trailing wound spirally up the rim. There are three trails wound around the body and tooled at intervals to form a pattern of bisected ovals called chain trailing. The trailing on this object is similar to a Juglet from the Hans van Rossum collection and Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Accession Number: 37.128.6.
H: 11.1 cm 4th C. AD October 2002
Anglo-Saxon or Merovingian Glass Bowl
This pale Merovingian green bowl is decorated with a smooth white trail at the rim. Dating from the Merovingian period, bowls of this type have been discovered in Anglo-Saxon graves.
D: 12 cm
H: 4.5 cm
Late 5th or early 6th C
Ref: Dark ages #20, Corning vol. 2 #652
SMALL SILVERY ROMAN BOTTLE
During the first and second centuries a large group of simple bottles developed from the early “tear drop” shape. This example has a slender piriform body, short tubular neck with a slight neck constriction. The silvery iridescence covering the entire piece adds to its simple beauty.
From Syria. H: 6 cm Rim D: 1.75 cm 1-2 century Cf. APC # T247
22R ZIG-ZAG JAR
The short-neck jar is a type of Roman glass which first appeared in the Third Century AD and became a common shape during the 4th and 5th Centuries. Its characteristic globular body was often decorated with pinched ribs, indentations or trailed-on threads. The example here is one of the most classic designs of the type. This jar is made of pale yellow-green glass, having turquoise handles and light turquoise zig-zag trailing. It has a pontil mark and is intact.
H: 9 cm D: 7.5 cm
4th. to 5th. Century AD
Israel Museum #5, A.P.C. CR-85