Bowl, Romano-Egyptian, c 301-500 AD.

Made:
301-500

Glass bowl, probably Egyptian Roman, 301-500AD

Glass bowl, probably Romano-Egyptian, 301-500AD. Glass appears to have been produced as far back as the second millenium BC by the Egyptians and perhaps the Phoenicians. Around the end of the 1st century BC glass-blowing was developed, whereby intricate and symmetrical shapes could be produced. With the backing of the powerful Roman Empire glass-blowing made glass products more accessible to the common people, and as the size of the Roman Empire increased the art of glass-making spread to many countries.

Details

Category:
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Object Number:
A628182
type:
bowl - vessel
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • vessel
credit:
Sotheby's
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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