Unknown"circa 300 AD" - ""

Museum of Cycladic Art

Museum of Cycladic Art

Delicate jug made of blown glass. It dates to ca. AD 300 and is probably of Syrian origin. The glass-blowing technique was invented in the 1st c. BC and had a tremendous impact in the history of glass-making. It is widely accepted that this innovation took place in the eastern Mediterranean, most probably in the Levant, where there was a long tradition of glass-making. The new technique facilitated the manufacture of glass vessels and reduced considerably the production cost. As a result, glass was not anymore considered as a luxury product and became available to wider social strata. The two first centuries after the invention of glass-blowing saw a considerable amount of experimentation in methods and shapes. During the 3rd and 4th c. AD, glass vases and other items were mass-produced and widely distributed all over the Mediterranean world and the Near East.

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  • Title: Jug
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: "circa 300 AD" - ""
  • Read more: <a href="http://www.cycladic.gr/frontoffice/portal.asp?cpage=resource&cresrc=1322&cnode=55&clang=1">Read more</a>
  • Provenance: Unknown
  • Physical Dimensions: h175 mm
  • Period: Roman period
  • Culture: Roman
  • Type: prochous
  • Rights: N.P. Goulandris Foundation - Museum of Cycladic Art, C. Politis Collection, no. 120, http://www.cycladic.gr/frontoffice/portal.asp?cpage=NODE&cnode=25&clang=1
  • External Link: http://www.cycladic.gr/frontoffice/portal.asp?cpage=RESOURCE&cresrc=996&cnode=46&clang=1
  • Medium: glass