Diatret glass

The Diatret glass (The original is located in the Rhineland State Museum in Trier) was found in 1950, during an excavation in a late Roman sarcophagus. It is one of the most magnificent products of ancient glass making. The vessel is a 18 cm high, bell-shaped cup with an upper diameter of 15.5 cm. The outer, delicate network is connected to the glass container by a thin webbing.

The technique for producing a Diatret glass was to work both the cub and the webbing out of a block of glass or of a cast ingot using a grinding wheel and drill bits. The small number of found glasses of this type shows they belonged to the most expensive type of fashion products of their time. The find in Piesport proves that commercial products from distant regions came here.