Silk Road Collection

Leather bag shaped flask

  • Eastern Mediterranean
  • 1st-3rd century AD
  • Roman
  • glass
  • H16.5×W8.0cm

With the arrival of glass blowing, glassware with varying forms could be freely made, and decoration methods also became increasingly diverse. These free-form glass vessels were blown, then the animal's legs, horns, and the fish's fins were formed using pincers. People in ancient times used leather bags made from tanned cow and sheep hide to make life buoys, to store milk for making cheese and yogurt, and to store and transport wine.