Silk Road Collection

Cameo glass

  • Eastern Mediterranean
  • 1st century BC-1st century AD
  • glass
  • H1.9×W1.3cm

From the Hellenistic period to the Roman era, the designs and motifs on glass accessories became Greek in style, adopting the cameo technique that was popular at the time, in which a navy blue background was covered with white glass to resemble a cameo.