Bowl, Romano-Egyptian, c 301-500 AD.
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.
- Classical & Medieval Medicine
- Object Number:
- bowl - vessel
- furnishing and equipment
- container - receptacle
- Loan: Wellcome Trust
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