Roman glass bottle, 4th – 5th century A.D.

Glass has always been a material wrapped in secrecy, light, graceful and fragile, easily fractured, almost like the representation of one's own life, stable but perishable. A product with an undeniable appeal, aimed at the wealthiest and most select families of Ancient Rome. Glass was a very expensive material because of its complicated composition and its lake and difficult manufacturing process. Glass, which had been developing in antiquity, acquired its peak and best development in Roman times, so much so that glass began to be used to close the windows of thermal baths and temples and later to the windows of wealthy houses. This bottle, of precious manufacture and careful detail is one of the best examples that we can find of Roman epoch.


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