Roman glass cup, 1st-3rd century A.D.

Blown glass cup with incised decoration intended for domestic use. The history of glass is more than three thousand years old, (II Millennium BC in Mesopotamia and Egypt). The first pieces were elaborated from modeled on cores of sand to which they added ornaments of diverse nature. A costly production method and, therefore, reserved for the social elite of the moment until the 1st century BC, when blown glass appeared, which caused an authentic revolution in commerce and the its introduction in the most modest social strata.  


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