Beaker, Glass, Roman

Production date
Circa 1st Century CE
1st Century CE-3rd Century CE
Country
Italy
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Description
Transparent pale glass free-standing beaker with finished rim. There is much iridescence and encrustation resulting from chemical reactions as a resut of contact with soil.
Classification
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Roman
Production date
Circa 1st Century CE
1st Century CE-3rd Century CE
Production place
Measurements
H104mm x W100mm x D100mm
Media/Materials description
Glass
History and use
Glassmaking has evolved through the centuries. Techniques have included inflating glass using a blowpipe (blown), using open moulds (casting), and covering a core with glass (core formed). Artists began to experiment with colour, design, patterns and inlays, which were added for special embellishment. Small imperfections are present - handles are not always level, the body may contain air bubbles, yet these lend uniqueness and charm to each item. Glass was often a luxury item. Platters, dishs, shallow bowls and beakers were common items among glass tableware of Roman households.
Registration number
E40196

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