This delicate, Roman glass bowl is almost 2,000 years old! Our antiquities collection manager estimates that it is from from 1-2 C.E.
Craftsmen made this bowl using a technique known as sagging or pressed glass. The disk of hot, malleable glass would have been laid over a mold and then details were added on top. Once it was cool, it would be removed from the mold and used as a bowl.Ancient History Encyclopedia to learn more about how Romans made different types of glass.
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