Small flask shaped like a date - ROM2009_10656_2

ROM2009_10656_2

Small flask shaped like a date

Medium:Mould blown glass
Geography: Syro-Palestine
Date: about 75-200 AD
Period: Roman Imperial period
Dimensions:
7.6 x 3.7 x 1.8 cm
Object number: 918.5.6
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. H.D. Warren
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of Rome and the Near East
Description

Glassware was one of the primary industries in the Near East from about 200 BC onward. Thousands of specimens of Syro-Palestinian glass survive: it was a common grave-offering in the rock-cut tombs of the region - until the 5th century AD, when the advent of Christianity changed the local burial practices. Most Roman glass-making techniques likely originated in Syria or Palestine, being transmitted elsewhere by artisans from this region.

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