This fine glass jug was unearthed in one of the mansions excavated in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem, which was an affluent district in the Second Temple period. The jug bears the name of its maker—Ennion—one of the greatest glass artisans of all times. Ennion is believed to have worked out of Sidon, a major glassmaking center in the 1st century CE. The jug was broken and subsequently distorted in the conflagration that swept Jerusalem in September of 70 CE, following the Roman conquest of the city.
Israeli, Yael, The Wonders of Ancient Glass at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Jerusalem- Israel Museum, 1998.
Ennion Glass Jug Detail