This exquisite jug is a relic of the ancient Israeli region of Samaria in the Judea Mountains, dating from the Roman occupation during 100 C.E. – 200 C.E.. The aged glass gives the jug a remarkable texture that is as smooth as it is gorgeous, while the careful work given to this piece is revealed in the mouth’s clean grooves and the soft ridges of the handle.

Remarkable as it is, this piece would have been quite utilitarian, carried home by sure hands from the local well or winery, depending on the occasion.