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[British Museum] Roman glass model boat

Roman glass model boat from Aquileia
4 November 2013 | by Francis Leveque | ref. : en.1030.2013
first half of Ier century BC | [en] verre
Aquilée (Aquileia), ( Italie )
 

Cobalt blue cast glass model boat with a pointed prow and a raised stern; ground all over and decorated with cut lines on each side. The model represents a Roman cargo boat and it is likely that it served as a container.

Excavated/Findspot : Aquileia (Italy)

First half of the first century AD

- Length: 17.7 centimetres
- Height: 3.1 centimetres

Bequeathed by Felix Slade, previous collection : Alessandro Castellani

 
  


Bibliography :


H. Tait, Five Thousand Years of Glass, British Museum Presse, Londres , 1991, pl. 69
 
 
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