Roman Black Glass Pendant


A fine Ancient Roman glass pendant, drawn and tooled from dark glass. Has been modelled in the shape of a miniature jar. This kind of miniatures were used as charms and pendants for necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. The pendant features a tall, cylindrical body with a suspension loop on its top and incised dots as detailing on the body. It sits on a flat, circular base.

Date: Circa 2nd-3rd Century AD
Condition: Fine condition. Some earthly encrustations remain on the surface.


SKU: CS-231 Category:

From the early centuries AD glass became the favourite medium not only for vessels but also for pieces of jewellery. Glass would have been drawn and tolled to create elaborate or simple bangles and rings, set with carved gemstones. Because it was less expensive than luxurious materials but capable of imitating them, it was quickly adopted by the classes of society who wanted to follow the trends but could not afford to do so. 

Weight 6.2 g
Dimensions H 2.5 cm



Reference: For an item similar to letter A, The Metropolitan Museum, item number 17.194.431 and letter B, The Metropolitan Museum, item number 17.194.449.

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