Roman glass beaker fish

Item number: 31111

A replica of a hand-painted glass cup with Roman fish motifs, based on original finds.

Category: Historical Glass

59,99 €
≈ £ 55.13

including 19% VAT. , no shipping costs

Short supply

Shipping time: 2 - 3 days


Time period:
Shipping weight:
0,19 Kg
Dimensions ( length × width × height ):
9,00 × 9,00 × 7,00 cm

Roman cups with fish motifs

The Roman glass and its history

Glass - beautiful, delicate, graceful and fragile, even in ancient times it was a desired item. Today glass is mainly a commodity, but 2000 years ago, it was a luxury. However, with the invention of the blowpipe 200 B.C. in Syria, an improved production became possible. With the spread of the Roman Empire it came over the Alps to the northern countries and around A.D. 50 the first glass factories were developed in Cologne and Trier.

The most important sources of raw materials for the Romans were the Sande on Belus, on Volturnus and am Rhein. Soda came from the natural alkaline sources of Wadi Natrun in Egypt and Syria. Even Assurbanipal knew in the 7th century about the plant Alicornia, from which alkali was derived, that was used for glass production.

  • Glass cup with a diameter of 9 cm
  • Height: 7 cm
  • Painted by hand
  • 3rd century

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