Late Roman Glass Bowl

SKU G.0109
Circa

300 AD to 400 AD

Dimensions

2″ (5.1cm) high

Medium

Glass

Origin

Jericho, Israel

Gallery Location

S Korea


 

What rare delicacy must once have been contained in this elegant bowl? Sorbets of snow from the mountains of Lebanon flavored with fruit syrups from Persia? The first, blushing berries of some ancient spring, plucked from the Judean hills? Surely the elegance of the contents must have matched that of the bowl, which seems a fitting receptacle for the stuff of dreams.

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