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Glass Vase

Place Discovered




Date Discovered

White Glass Vase, Dibba Al Hisn, Sharjah, 1st C. CE

Glass was an important export product of the Mediterranean Roman world from the middle of the first century BC onwards. Large quantities reached the Oman peninsula. This specimen was discovered in a communal tomb at Dibba al-Hisn (Sharjah Emirate) on the East coast of the Oman peninsula, together with glass unguentaria, Indian ivory combs, a Roman intaglio– luxury products that illustrate the importance of Dibba as a trading port.

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