Luxury Glass Bottle


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 23 November 2015
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Ancient cast glass features a wide range of decoration, produced by fusing together different layers of colored glass. Mosaic patterns were created by cutting colored glass canes in cross-section, and marble glass was mould-blown into shape. This bottle imitates the translucence of semi-precious stone. Roman, Alexandrian or Italian, mid-1st century BCE to early 1st century CE. (National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK)

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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