Silk Road Collection

Bottle with long neck

  • Eastern Mediterranean
  • 2nd century AD
  • Roman
  • glass
  • H20.9×W15.3cm

Invented in the Eastern Mediterranean region in the mid-first century BC, glass-blowing brought about an industrial revolution in glass making. Compared to previous glass making techniques, glassware could now be produced faster and in larger quantities. Glass went from being a luxury product for only a few people to an everyday item that was affordable for ordinary people.Nearly colorless and transparent glass was often used in mold-blown glassware from the Roman era.