Date: Late Roman Period (ca. 100 – 200)
Size: 8.5” H x 5” Diam.
Credit: Gift of Jamie McManus
On View: Yes
Glass was first developed in the Middle East (most likely Egypt) as early as 2500 BC in the form of beads. By the time of the Roman Empire (27 BC – AD 395), it was a widespread luxury commodity and items like this were fairly common.