Large Ancient Roman Glass Cinerarium Vessel - 100 AD. A large, beautiful and well provenanced Roman glass cinerarium, dating to the 1st - 2nd Century AD. The hand blown ovoid body with folded tubular rim, the base slightly kicked in, the separately blown lid with thick cylindrical handle at the top, pinched in at the sides. An exceptional piece of Roman glasswork, reflecting the heights achieved in glassblowing in the 1st-2nd Century. Though many of these vessels were used as cineraria, their main use was as containers for the home, as finds from Pompeii and Herculaneum testify. Intact examples such as this are very rare. A similar example (though without its lid) can be found in the Corning Museum of Glass, cf. Roman Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass, vol 1, no.307.
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