Roman Clear Glass Beaker


An elegant Roman clear glass beaker with a slight light blue tinge. The rolled rim of the beaker is slightly angled to one side, as is its cylindrical body. The glass sits on a slightly concave foot and features a flared base which then constricts to a cylindrical body leading to an out-splayed folded rim.    

Date: Circa 2nd-3rd Century AD
Condition: Very fine, an unusual shape for Roman glass.


SKU: CS-123 Category: Tag:

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 valued higher than wares made from precious metals. By the first century AD, the technique of glass-blowing had revolutionised the art of glass-making. The new technique allowed craftsmen to use smaller amounts of glass for each vessel and obtain much thinner walls, so enabling the creation of small medicine, incense, and perfume containers in new forms.

To find out more about Ancient Roman glass please visit our relevant blog post: Ancient Roman Glass.

Weight 45.3 g
Dimensions W 7.5 x H 9.3 cm



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