Blue flagon with one handle - ROM2010_11494_40


Blue flagon with one handle

Medium:Blown glass
Geography: Syro-Palestine
Date: c. 25-125 AD
Period: Roman Imperial period
10.4 x 2.9 cm
Object number: 950.157.179
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Helen Norton
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of Rome and the Near East

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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