Bracelet

Bracelet

350-500

Glass

Diameter: 7.6 cm (3 in.)

Gift of Mrs. Malcolm L. McBride 1930.701

Description

Jewelry made entirely of glass, such as this bracelet, held wide appeal in Roman society because of its potential to imitate more precious materials. The adaptability of glass offered an affordable alternative to the expensive items favored by the aristocracy, enabling less affluent Romans to follow imperial tastes.

See also
Collection: 
GR - Roman
Department: 
Greek and Roman Art
Type of artwork: 
Glass
Medium: 
Glass

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