Ancient Roman Glass Small Vessel

Description
Ancient Roman Glass Small Vessel
Circa 1st-3rd Century

A fine Ancient Roman translucent glass vessel with earthly encrustation covering the whole surface. The vessel is composed of a globular body, a flattened base and a short neck leading to a wide, flaring rim. Some chips have been repaired to the rim.

Such cups were popular everyday items across the Roman Empire, used not only in households but also by the military. Vessels of this type could have been used in temples, with ceremonial and votive meanings.

Measurements: circa 4.4cm height

Provenance: Private London collection (A.D., 1980-2015).

Lot details
Culture
Ancient Roman
Material
Glass
Object
Small Vessel
Century/ Timeframe
Circa 1st-3rd Century
Condition
Repaired
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