This flask on view in Heaven and Earth: Art of Byanzium from Greek Collections would once have been used to sprinkle myrrh and holy water. Sprinkler Flask, late 1300s–early 1400s, made in Patras, Greece. Glass, 9 7/16 in. high. Image courtesy of the Patras Archaeological Museum -
Egyptian mosaic glass ibis inlay, 1st century B.C.-1st century A.D. The translucent amethyst body with opaque white wing, translucent yellow legs, red circled eyes and yellow beak in green matrix, 1.9 cm long. Private collection
Roman C AD. Fourteen scaraboid shaped rock crystal beads, form fitted with gold collars soldered to small cylindrical gold sheet terminations; fourteen conical shaped rock crystal beads, one compressed sphere bead, L.