Old Murrine Bowls – Yale Museum

Below are two photos of bowls that caught my eye at the Yale University Art Gallery. At first glance I took them them to be Murano bowls made of Murrine, but apparently it predates  Murano by roughly 1,000 years!  The description of the bowl states it was made between 100BC- 100AD – amazing that something so fragile has survived this long.

 

 

The details of the bowl are here:

http://artgallery.yale.edu/collections/objects/52009