Year: 200-300 d.C.
Dimension: Higth 13 cm
Roman, Imperial Period, III-IV century A.D. A olive green glass double balsamarium, the conjoint tubes decorated with two thick spiral trailed handles on either side.
Ex Private Florida collection, ex. Henry Anavian
Roman glass objects have been recovered across the Roman Empire in domestic, industrial and funeray contexts. Glass was used primarily for the production of vessels, although mosaic tiles and window glass were also produced. Roman glass production developed from Hellenistic technical traditions, initially concentrating on the production of intensely colored cast glass vessels. However, during the first century AD the industry underwent rapid technical growth that saw the introduction of glass blowing and the dominance of colorless or ‘aqua’ glasses. Production of raw glass was undertaken in geographically separate locations to the working of glass into finished vessels, and by the end of the first century AD large scale manufacturing resulted in the establishment of glass as a commonly available material in the Roman world. Cod.166/2005