It is comparatively easy to make a bottle with a double body, the sections being formed by drawing a wooden tool up and down to form the partitions. This triple-bodied flask must have been made in the same way, but the glassmaker would have required great skill to achieve three partitions. A number of double-bodied flasks come from the Rhineland, but one in The British Museum comes from Mt. Carmel in modern Israel. This triple-bodied piece, however, is said to come from Crete. This suggests that a glasshouse in the east also produced these types. The double-bodied pieces are rather smaller than this triple-bodied example and could have served as oil bottles. This one may have had a similar purpose, though for rather greater quantities.