- Vesta Shields in Blues & Sterling - SOLD
Vesta Shields in Blues & Sterling - SOLD
Roman Era Glass shield-shapes of ovals in both dark blue and azure are reminiscent of the round forms of the Temple of Vesta. Stacked Roman Glass dangles. All Sterling silver post ear studs and wire.
Length is 1 3/4 inches.
Egyptians of the Old and Middle Kingdoms were among the first to use glass in their material culture. At its peak, The Roman Empire controlled much of the Mediterranean Sea region 508-27 BCE. Glass production and glass-blowing originated in the Syria-Palestinian region. This new technology revolutionized glass production, and allowed craftsmen to make a variety of shapes.