Bottle, Blue Mosaic Glass, Roman

Production date
Circa 1 CE
Country
Italy
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Object detail

Description
Ungentarium. Blue glass bottle with white opaque ribbon patterning. Globular rounded body and slightly flat base. A slender tubular neck leads to a rim folded out and in. Repaired. The marbelled mosaic pattern was formed from alternating sections of two glass canes, to create a blue ground with white flared pattern in the base and neck.
Classification
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Roman
Production date
Circa 1 CE
Production place
Measurements
L110mm x W65mm x D65mm
Media/Materials description
Glass
Signature/Marks
Blown glass
History and use
Small bottles in mosaic glass were made during the Julio-Claudian period. But glass-blowing became more widespread during the mid first century, they were quicky supplanted by free blown versions often in more transparent glass that allowed one to see the contents.
Registration number
E40188

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