Bowl, Glass, Green, Roman

Production date
1st Century CE-3rd Century CE
Country
Italy
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Object detail

Description
Transparent pale green glass, large free standing bowl with small foot, large body and overturned lip. Traces of iridescence and encrustation.
Classification
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Roman
Production date
1st Century CE-3rd Century CE
Production place
Measurements
H70mm x W155mm x D155mm
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
E40197

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