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).
- Ancient Roman
- Small Vessel
- Century/ Timeframe
- Circa 1st-3rd Century