American School of Classical Studies, Aug 15, 2010 - History - 248 pages
The authors present 404 glass vessels excavated in the Athenian Agora. Although mostly fragmentary, examples are given of almost every type of glass known from the Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman periods, and representative finds from Byzantine and later times. The remarkable value of this contribution to the history of glass is that so many of the fragments from the Agora can be dated by context. The catalogued objects are discussed by period and shape with extensive descriptions of the various techniques of their manufacture. An appendix to the volume presents evidence for a possible Late Roman glass furnace in the Agora. The wide scope of glass vessel types presented in this volume will provide an essential reference book for those interested in glass known from antiquity.
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1st century a.d. 2nd century a.d. 4th century a.d. Agora produced Agora XXI Annular pontil scar Area Athenian Agora Athens Barag base molding beakers Begram Blowing spirals bluish green bottom bulbous cage cup century a.d. context color Colorless Corinth cylindrical bottles decorated dumped filling early 1st century early 2nd century Early Imperial eastern Mediterranean edge excavated facets findspots flasks foot Fragment of rim Fremersdorf funnel mouth glass vessels glassblower goblets Greece Grose handle Hellenistic Herulian Herulian destruction indented iridescence Isings Knossos lamps late 2nd Late Antique Late Roman linear-cut lowest point Magdalensberg Mid-3rd century a.d. Middle Imperial mold-blown mosaic glass Museum neck Nenna Panticapaeum pontil scar Diam pottery probably ribbed bowls rim and wall second half shape shoulder silver weathering skyphos square bottles Stern Stoa of Attalos Thessaloniki tinge translucent tubular folded unguentaria wall at highest wall at lowest Weinberg wick holder