Jar with Openwork Zig-Zag Trailed OrnamentLate Antique
ca. 4th century
Trailed and blown glass
2 15/16 x 2 13/16 x 2 13/16 in. (7.5 x 7.2 x 7.1 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: G.16
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Jars
This object has the following keywords:
- blown glass - Glassware shaped by blowing air through a blowpipe into a glob of molten glass.
- glass - An amorphous, inorganic substance made by fusing silica (silicon dioxide) with a basic oxide; generally transparent but often translucent or opaque. Its characteristic properties are its hardness and rigidity at ordinary temperatures, its capacity for plastic working at elevated temperatures, and its resistance to weathering and to most chemicals except hydrofluoric acid. Used for both utilitarian and decorative purposes, it can be formed into various shapes, colored or decorated. Glass originated as a glaze in Mesopotamia in about 3500 BCE and the first objects made wholly of glass date to about 2500 BCE.
- jars - Deep, wide-mouthed vessels used for holding a variety of substances, usually without handles and generally cylindrical, although sometimes made in other shapes. For narrower-necked vessles, use "bottles."
- zigzags - Lines or bands composed of a series of chevrons.
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
- Shifting Sands: Roman Glass in the Bryn Mawr College Collections Bryn Mawr College , Oct 15, 2007 – May 30, 2008
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