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Roman Glass Vase - G.0058
Origin: Eastern Mediterranean
Circa: 100 AD to 300 AD
Dimensions: 7.875" (20.0cm) high x 3.5" (8.9cm) wide
Catalogue: V1
Collection: Classical
Style: Roman
Medium: Glass

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A long neck with an everted lip is supported by an ovoid body. Iridescent silver blends with a myriad of other radiant colors to produce a dazzling effect like a spectrum of pure light molded into glass. Though colored glass had been produced for centuries, it was still regarded as a luxury item. This very lovely vessel would probably been owned by a wealthy family, perhaps used to hold precious ointments or perfume. Though the liquid is long vanished--the substance of this vessel, i.e. its rare beauty, is as vibrant today as it was hundreds of years ago. - (G.0058)

 

 

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