Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection


Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Islamic Glass, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on July 31, 2015


Dishes of this type were often used in sets during the Roman Imperial Period. This particular dish of blue/green color has a brilliant iridescence covering the interior base. It has a profiled thick rim with a high concave base. The dish has been mended.  It is possible that this bowl is not Roman but from the early Islamic period 7th or 8th century.

Eastern Mediterranean

First Century A.D. ?

H: 4.5 cm.  Rim D: 12.5 cm.


Cf. Saldern 1980 # 137

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  1. terraburrah said, on August 1, 2015 at 9:26 am

    I wonder, when looking at this, who broke it, and who mended it. A feast for the imagination. I also wonder what type of glue they used back then, because it, apparently, lasted for centuries…

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