Small Roman Skyphos true to a historical model
The presented Skyphos is fabricated true to a historical model from the 1st century AD, that is exhibited in the Museum in Mainz. The original Skyphos was a burial object from a Roman grave in Mainz - Weisenau. He is considered as a rarity, because glas was an object of luxury in Antiquity.
The glas production in Antiquity
Already 3500 years ago in the Asian area glas was processed. The first products of this still simple craftsmanship were small objects, like pearls or pendants.
From the time not before 1500 BC glass jars were discovered. In Egypt, Syria and Mesopotamia happened the first period of popularity of glas production.
The glas products, like the knew them back then, did not have much in common with those of today’s time.
Household appliances, like glasses, cups or bottle out of glass already existed at that time, but they still were really rare. Not before the invention of the blowpipe it became possible to produce glas mass-produced and of transparent quality. As well this development came from Syria and conquered via Greece and Rome as well countries in the north of the Alps.
- height: circa 11cm
- width with handles: 14cm
- diameter of the foot: 4,3cm
- historical glas mixture - no modern industrial glass
The small Skyphos enchants lovers of ancient art
The Skyphos with its elegantly swung lines is an extraordinary and pretty example of ancient and Roman craftsmanship. It is a decoration for every room and deserves a place, on which it can present itself in its simple beauty.
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