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Extremely rare, the Autun diatrete vase regains its crystalline luster


ARCHEOLOGY - Virtuoso glass from Late Antiquity, this technical masterpiece of Roman glassware was discovered in 2020 during the excavation of a necropolis in ancient Augustodunum. It will be exhibited to the public next year in the Burgundy city.

"Vivas congratulate"


"Live with bliss"

, recommended the Latin inscription in relief which adorned the rim of the remarkable glass bowl of Autun. The word is in the image of the archaeologists who discovered the object last year: happy and lively. With an appearance both simple and curious, the object certainly competes little with the most beautiful works of Murano or the aestheticized whims of René Lalique. The small vase, 12.6 centimeters high, nevertheless comes a long way. From the 4th century, to be precise. Extracted in 2020 from the muddy gangue of a stone sarcophagus, during the excavation of the late Antiquity necropolis located in the district of Saint-Pierre-l'Estrier, in Autun, this fragile bowl was in shabby. Once dirty and fragmented, it has since regained its appearance.

Read alsoAn "exceptional" vase discovered in the excavations of Autun

Carried out by an Inrap team under the scientific direction of Carole Fossurier, the excavation of the Autun necropolis has brought to light an admirable quantity of archaeological remains,

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Source: lefigaro

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