Description: A superb Roman irridescent glass beaker.This piece has the colour of the glass in its natural state – bluish green that resulted from the iron oxide present in the silica or the sand. Most of the Roman glassware looked like this, while de-colorants such as manganese or antimony had to be added in order to produce transparent glass. Although the iridescence of this piece is a result of chemical processes after the vessel was buried, it provides it a nice glow.
Condition: Excellent. Complete and intact with beautiful coruscations and iridescence present on the surface.
Date: C. 1st-2nd century A.D.
Size: H:100mmX D:78mm