This glass is made after a Viking glass excavated in Birka. Glasses like this were used between the 7th and 10th century all over Europe. Glasses like this were usually used during feasts.
This glass measures 13,5 x 8 cm. It is completely handmade of green glass with a blue glass decoration.
During the 8th to 10th century Birka was one of the most important trade centres in Northern Europe. It's favourable location (near modern day Stockholm) was ideal for trade with Norway, Denmark and the Baltic sea regions like Novgorod and even Byzantium. Archaeological excavations revealed more than 3000 Viking burials. The place was famous for it's Rusvik (Russian Viking) culture. Birka was also the place where the ting was hold.
Heigth: 15 cm
Material: green glass
Production method: blown
Based on a historic original: yes
Transport weight (gram): 2000 *
Washing-up instructions: Wash by hand, not suitable for dishwashing machines.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that sizes may vary lightly from piece to piece, and that the item is not tested by an official authority on suitability for food preparation.