History Of Glass

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Natural and manufactured glass, described as a super-cooled liquid, seem to be among the most common materials in everyday usage even into the 21st Century. This historical review seeks to re-establish it as one of the most amazing substances we all but ignore in our everyday lives.

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These ancient unguentaria of clunky clay and sheerest glass were used to hold medicines or a lady’s lotions and potions.

Terracotta and glass vials
Approx. 5 ½” x 1 ½”  

100 – 400 AD Rome 

From:
Theatre of Memory program: A History of Glass – the Super Cooled Liquid