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Blue Amphora

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2734
Culture
: Roman
Period
: 1st century A.D.
Material
: Glass
Dimensions
: H: 10.2 cm (4 in)
Price
: POR
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Acquired on the European art market, 1980‘s

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Glass making technique in antiquity originated in the second millennium B. C. in Egypt and Mesopotamia and progressed from core-molding to mold-pressing and glass-cutting, subsequently to free-blowing and mold-blowing. With a versatility like no other known material in Roman times, abundant availability, lightness and ease of use, glass enabled the imitation of a wide range of other materials (especially precious metals or stones), whether in the form, the design or the color. Furthermore, the ancients certainly knew that glass is a chemically neutral substance, what makes it particularly suitable for the storage of food, but also of cosmetics or pharmaceutical products.

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