Description This Roman glass bottle was blown rather than being formed around a clay core, as were the earlier Egyptian examples. Invented around 50 BC in the region of Syria and Palestine, the technique of blowing glass revolutionized glassmaking.
- 3000 Years of Glass: Treasures from The Walters Art Gallery. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1982.
- Salviati and the Antique: Ancient Inspiration for Modern Glassmaking. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2007-2008.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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