Goblet - ROM2010_11597_14



Medium:Blown glass with trailed decorations
Geography: Nazareth, Israel
Date: about 400-500 AD
Period: Early Byzantine period
8.1 x 7.1 cm
Object number: 910.52.9
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of Byzantium

Glass flasks, jars, beakers, and small toiletry flasks of uniform fabric were popular during this era. To embellish these vessel, artisans enjoyed applying trail and coil decorations, heavy threads, frills, and zigzag patterns. Sometimes they added coil upon coil of glass to form very fancy and elaborate handles. A two-colour scheme was frequently employed.

Stemmed goblets or "wine glasses" - either plain or with a zigzag trailed decoration - became common in the 5th to 6th centuries.

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