Friday, March 1, 2013

Roman Blown Glass

These are some of the beautiful blown glass objects on permanent display at the Greek and Roman Galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Glassblowing is a glassforming technique of inflating molten glass into a bubble using a blowpipe or blow tube. This technique was developed in the Syro-Palestinian region in the early first century B.C. and is believed to have come to Rome with craftsmen and slaves after the area's annexation to the Roman world in 64 B.C. 

1 comment:

sonia a. mascaro said...

Wow! Just stunning, breathtaking glass.