Cup from Emona | Photo: Srečo Habič | Attribution-No Derivative Works 2.5 Generic
Cup from Emona. A glass cup was discovered in one of the graves in a cemetery near the Roman castrum (now Ljubljana, Slovenia). It was made of glass in the millefiori technique (an Italian term meaning a thousand flowers). It is a method of obtaining multi-coloured glass, which consists in combining glass paste (in the form of tubes) into decorative patterns, cutting it into slices and then melting it into the surface of the vessel.
Everything is done “hot”. Items made in this technique were luxury goods and were used by Roman patricians.