Bowl, Glass, Roman

Production date
4th Century CE
Country
Italy
State/Province
Sicily
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Description
Transparent pale glass bowl. The rim is turned out and flattened with a rounded edge. The body is relatively deep. Glass has been trailed around the underside of the rim where the body begins. The foot is flared and offset. Some iridescence.
Classification
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Roman
Production date
4th Century CE
Production place
Measurements
H75mm x W116mm x D116mm
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
E40206

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