Answered By: Regan Brumagen
Last Updated: Jul 19, 2016     Views: 141

Thank you very much for your inquiry. An article by David Whitehouse entitled, "Roman Dichroic Glass: Two contemporary Descriptions?" states, "Only a handful Roman dichroic glass objects are known to exist. The most famous of these is the Lycurgus Cup, which is opaque green in reflected light and translucent red in transmitted light." Dr. Whitehouse article also states, "...that dichroic vessels ("cups that change color") were being made at the beginning of the fourth century". 

I've attached a bibliography for you regarding Dichroic Glass. 

If you wish to obtain copies of any of these items, please contact your local library. The Rakow Research Library is a member of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC); your library can contact us through OCLC or they may mail an Interlibrary Loan form to us. You may request up to five items at a time. We send photocopies of articles and microfiche copies of our books (if they have been microfilmed) through Interlibrary Loan for four weeks use. 

"Whitehouse, David. "Roman Dichroic Glass: Two contemporary Descriptions?" Journal of Glass Studies, v. 31, 1989, pp. 119-121. 

JB

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