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Roman Miniature Glass Vessel Amulet - GF.0291
Origin: The Holy Land
Circa: 100 AD to 300 AD

Collection: Roman
Medium: Glass

Location: United States
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In exquisite miniature, this pitcher imitates larger glass vessels in everyday use. Created from a few drops of molten glass, it may well have contained the rarest bit of essence or perfume when Rome was at her peak. As we contemplate this charming object, we cannot help but wonder what function it served so long ago. Did it hang around the neck of some legendary beauty, filling her senses with sweet perfume? Did it protect against some common ailment or keep the wearer free from the excesses of drinking? Its past remains as much a mystery as its size. Yet, as we hold this small token of the past in our hands, we share our pleasure with those who lived in a distant age. - (GF.0291)


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