An exquisite Ancient Roman beaker blown in light blue glass. This beautiful piece features a stemmed foot, a conical body, flaring towards the lightly thickened rim with a flat lip. The short-stemmed circular foot features folded rims, with a concave base. The beauty of the cup is enhanced by silvery-pearl like iridescence on the body. This drinking vessel would have been used by a wealthy member of society in ancient Roman times.
Date: Circa 2nd-3rd Century AD Condition: Very fine, some earthly accretions to the surface.
Roman glass objects have been recovered from domestic, industrial and funerary contexts across the expansive Empire. As in the modern day, glassware in antiquity was considered an art form, with the best pieces were valued higher than wares made from precious metals. A large part of ancient glassworks was designed for tableware use, in particular for carrying, serving and drinking water and wine at banquets.
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