Transparent pale green glass, large free standing bowl with small foot, large body and overturned lip. Traces of iridescence and encrustation.
1st Century CE-3rd Century CE
H70mm x W155mm x D155mm
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.