Scientists say a cut glass bowl excavated from a 5th-century burial mound in Nara Prefecture originated in ancient Persia, the first domestic glassware scientifically confirmed to have arrived from western Asia. The chemical composition was almost identical to that of glass shards excavated from the ruins of a palace from the Sasanian Empire (226-651) in present-day Iran and Iraq.The glass bowl is on display at the Tokyo National Museum through Dec. 7.
OBJECT NAME Bottle with Six Sides PLACE MADE Persia DIMENSIONS Overall H: 5.8 cm, Shoulder W: 2 cm, Rim Diam: 1.5 cm DATE 800-1199
A Sasanian Moulded Black Glass Bottle, Tapering Neck
roman glass excavated in CHINA
"Ancient Glass" This was made in 0 BC. Unbelievable.
A ROMAN GREEN GLASS JUG CIRCA 3RD-4TH CENTURY A.D. With trefoil lip, the handle folded to form a thumb rest, the body with diagonal ribbing, applied trail around neck and under rim 4½ in. (11.5 cm.) high