Roman Flattened Glass FlaskLate Antique
ca. 4th century (?)
3 15/16 x 3 1/4 x 1 7/16 in. (10 x 8.3 x 3.7 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
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- blown glass - Glassware shaped by blowing air through a blowpipe into a glob of molten glass.
- flasks - Spheroidal, bulbous shape, pear-shaped, or flattened vessels with a narrow neck and a small mouth, usually of glass, ceramic, metal, animal skin, wicker, or another material and used for various purposes. Also used specifically for distinctive narrow-necked vessels, usually of glass, having a rounded body, used in laboratories.
- 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.
- Shifting Sands: Roman Glass in the Bryn Mawr College Collections Bryn Mawr College , Oct 15, 2007 – May 30, 2008
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