The Glass Vessels
Yael Gorin-Rosen


The glass artifacts comprised thirteen glass vessels, two of which were complete (Fig. 3:1, 3), and thirty body fragments that could not be identified. The finds are well-known from funerary assemblages in the country and date to the latter part of the Roman period and the beginning of the Byzantine period (fourth century and beginning of fifth century CE). The finds included a globular jar of pale green glass; it has a wide rim with an open fold below it and three handles and it is adorned with turquoise trails (Fig 3:1); a kohl tube of pale blue-pale green glass (Fig. 3:2) and a double kohl tube of glass that ranged in color from pale green to olive green on the base, decorated with trails the color of the vessel (Fig. 3:3). Four more fragments of the lower part and a rough handle from another double kohl bottle were found among the vessel fragments, as well as two rims of a beaker/bowl, decorated with turquoise trails, a delicate everted rim of a beaker/bowl, a funnel-like bottle rim and a bottle’s rim, folded-in haphazardly.