Silk Road Collection
The Mediterranean

Glass with Flower Patterns

  • The Mediterranean
  • The Eastern Mediterranean
  • from the 1st century BC to the 1st century AD
  • from the Hellenistic Period to the early period of the Roman Empire
  • glass
  • 4.4cm in height 9.2cm in diameters

Mosaic slices, such as pattern and scroll pattern, are put into the casting mould and fused into glass dishes. Because it looks like countless flowers blooming, it is also called glass decorated with "patterns of thousands of flowers". Because there are still many mosaic glasses with the same pattern, they should be used as a complete set of tableware for banquet, embellishing the luxurious banquet in ancient Rome (some say that mosaic glass was first laid, fused into glass plates, and then heated to take shape).