Category: roman

The Lycurgus Cup, made from colour-changing dichroic glass (containing small amounts of colloidal gold and silver), Rome, ca. 300 AD. 

Via the British Museum.

Eight gold ornaments, Minoan, ca. 2300–2100 B.C.

Via the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Medusa cameo by Luigi Saulini, Italy, circa 1860–70. 

(Via the Met.)

Roman Single-Handle Fluted Jug, 4th-5th Century AD

Mould-blown body with vertical fluting and applied neck and handle.
Exhibits intense opalized sea-green and sky-blue iridescence. 4.5 inches (11.4cm) high

Roman Single-Handle Fluted Jug, 4th-5th Century AD

Mould-blown body with vertical fluting and applied neck and handle.
Exhibits intense opalized sea-green and sky-blue iridescence. 4.5 inches (11.4cm) high

Roman Marble Statuette of A Muse Holding a Kithara, 2nd Century AD

74cm (29.1 in) high

Roman Marble Statuette of A Muse Holding a Kithara, 2nd Century AD

74cm (29.1 in) high

Roman Blue Glass Bird Bottle, 1st Century AD

3.25 inches (8.23cm) high. Glass bottles of this type are identified as “gutti” and were used to dispense small quantities of wine or oil.

Roman Blue Glass Bird Bottle, 1st Century AD

3.25 inches (8.23cm) high. Glass bottles of this type are identified as “gutti” and were used to dispense small quantities of wine or oil.

Large Iridescent Roman Glass Vase, 2nd-4th Century AD

5.5 inches (13.97cm) high