Bottle

A work made of glass, mold-blown techinique.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of glass, mold-blown techinique.

Date:

probably 3rd century AD

Artist:

Roman

About this artwork

Glass in the Roman World
Initially affordable only among the wealthy, glass was used in ancient Rome as containers for oils, perfume, and tablewares. The variety of glass-making techniques reveals the changing tastes and fashions over the centuries. During the 1st century A.D., cast glass was a novel form that was a luxury for the Roman household, but by the end of the century, the innovation of blown glass allowed for less labor-intensive and less expensive production, which meant people of lesser means could afford it. Blown glass became so popular it nearly supplanted ceramic and even bronze wares in the home.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Bottle

Origin

Syria

Date

201 AD–300 AD

Medium

Glass, mold-blown techinique

Dimensions

13.6 × 6.6 × 6.6 cm (5 3/8 × 2 5/8 × 2 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Theodore W. and Frances S. Robinson

Reference Number

1944.446

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