Aryballos, 3rd–4th century
Glass, essentially a mixture of soda, silica, and lime, can be colored through the addition of metals or other materials. Glass makers of the classical Roman era knew that aquamarine blue could be achieved by adding copper, and a deep blue, as in this vessel, with cobalt.
It is credited
Museum purchase through gift of Marie Torrance Hadden.
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Its dimensions are
Overall: 9.8 x 6 cm (3 7/8 x 2 3/8 in.)
Cite this object as
Aryballos, 3rd–4th century; blown and drawn glass; Overall: 9.8 x 6 cm (3 7/8 x 2 3/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of Marie Torrance Hadden; 1958-26-3
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.