Millefiori Bowl

1–100 CE
Overall: 4.3 x 8.7 cm (1 11/16 x 3 7/16 in.); Diameter of foot: 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)
Location: 103 Roman
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Millefiori, Italian for “thousand flowers,” describes the ancient glass-making technique later revived by Venetian artisans.


Mosaic glass, also called millefiori, was cast in a two-part mold. Fused glass rods of different colors were bundled together into patterns, then sliced into disk-shaped cross sections. These were placed within the mold and heated until fused. After cooling, the vessel’s surface was fire- or wheel-polished.
Millefiori Bowl

Millefiori Bowl

1–100 CE

Italy, Roman

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