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Glass Pavilion Eretz Museum
The Eretz Israel Glass Pavilion is part of the Eretz Museum in Tel Aviv. The Pavilion takes the visitors on a unique journey through time, traveling back thousands of years to the earliest days of glassmaking. The exhibition is divided into three sections, representing three eras in the history of glass production: pre-blown glass (Late Bronze Age to Hellenistic period—15th-1st centuries BCE), blown glass of the Roman and Byzantine periods (1st–7th centuries CE); and blown glass of the Islamic period (7th–15th centuries CE). Two rare vessels on display are a delicate drinking horn with two openings, known by its Greek name “rhyton”, and “Ennion’s Blue Jug” bearing the signature of its maker, who lived in the first half of the 1st century CE. Most of the glass was donated from a private collection of Dr. Walter Moses, who founded the Eretz Israel Museum in 1958, this rare and beautiful assemblage of glass has been enhanced over the years by exciting new acquisitions and significant donations. Among the unique features are fragile relics of glass dating from biblical times, as well as some of the earliest blown glass discovered from the Roman period. One of the most impressive collections of Ancient (Roman) Glass of the world, exhibited in a fascinating architectural building. Link to Eretz Museum in Tel Aviv  & link to Glass Pavilion

Pictures below are by Hans van Rossum



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  1. Helen Farnsworth said, on July 30, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    I am seeking to buy a copy of the exhibition catalog from your exhibit in 2003.
    The catalog is called: Scented Dreams – European Perfume Flasks (1750-1950).
    Can you direct me to a source to purchase this book for delivery to the USA.
    Thank you so much in advance for any help you might offer to buy this book.
    Helen Farnsworth
    Archivist of the International Perfume Bottle Association

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