№ 397 Ancient Glass

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This piece of ancient glass is so gorgeous!  Deep teal, with a subtle curve in the space and that patina!

Ancient glass shards are excavated in Afghanistan, along the Silk Road, a network of trade routes that connected cultures and merchants and spanned from the 2nd century BCE to the 18th century.  The glass originated in Rome, where glassware became incredibly popularized during the Roman Empire with the invention of glass blowing, around 50 BCE, which brought glassware into the homes of most Romans and was used on a daily basis. It was then traded along the Silk Road.  Because it is excavated in Afghanistan, I am choosing to call it “ancient glass” instead of “ancient Roman glass.”

Necklace pendant measures 2” and hangs from a delicate but sturdy sterling chain measuring 18" and finished with a 9mm lobster claw clasp.  All metal used is oxidized sterling silver.