- Roman Glass & Arabesque in Silver
Roman Glass & Arabesque in Silver
Transparent ovals of Roman Era Glass are adorned with Sterling Silver wire in arabesque swirls. Stacked Roman Glass dangles creates movement.
Sterling Silver wire, beads and lever-back ear hooks. Length is 2 1/2 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.