Swirled marbled mosaic bottle - ROM2010_11494_11


Swirled marbled mosaic bottle

Medium:Blown glass with mosaic decorations
Geography: Syria-Palestine
Date: c. 25-50 AD
Period: Roman Imperial period
7.96 x 6 cm
Object number: 997.153.3
Credit Line: Gift of Irving Matlow. Certified by the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board under the terms of the Cultural Property Export and Import Act. Attestée par la Commission canadienne d'examen des exportations de biens culturels en vertu de la Loi sur l'exportation et l'importation de biens culturels.
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of Rome and the Near East
DescriptionGlassware was one of the primary industries in Syria-Palestine 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 spread of Christianity changed the local burial practices. Most Roman glass-making techniques likely originated in greater Syria (modern Syria, Palestine, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, and the Hatay Province of Turkey - referred to by the geographical term Syria-Palestine since Roman times) being transmitted elsewhere by artisans from this region.
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