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Roman Art - ROMAN MOSAIC GLASS DISH


PIATTO IN VETRO MOSAICOPIATTO IN VETRO MOSAICOPIATTO IN VETRO MOSAICOPIATTO IN VETRO MOSAICO

Late 1st century B.C./Early 1st century A.D. A rare mosaic glass dish, circular bowl, almost horizontal rim with round edge, ring foot, mosaic pattern formed from composite bar of different colors: violet aubergine matrix decorated with white radiating lines.
By the fifteenth century B.C. several casting techniques were developed in the Near East and Egypt but despite the early date of their invention they received only limited use until the Hellenistic period. Royal courts of the new kingdoms founded by the successors of Alexander the Great craved for luxury goods. By the late first century A.D., glass workshops were well established and today approximately 130 names of ancient glassblowers are known. Once they knew how to make larger glass vessels, glassmakers started to think about their decoration which resulted in more new techniques that produced objects of great beauty. Mosaic glass is one type of cast glassware, made by fusing sections of preformed cane, usually producing pretty colorful patterns. Cane a long, slender rod of glass, usually with polychrome patterns, intended to be cut into sections or lengths and used in the manufacture of mosaic vessels or objects.
Cod. 114/2016



Year: 50 a.C. - 50 d.C.
Dimension: Diameter 11.6 cm; Higth 2.2 cm
Note:

Little fractures



» Euro 920,00

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