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  1. Roman Glass: Reflections of Everyday Life
    Roman Glass: Reflections of Everyday Life
    Roman Glass: Reflections of Everyday Life
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  2. Roman Glass: Reflections of Everyday Life

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This lavishly illustrated book places glass in its social setting within the Roman household. The volume was written to accompany the traveling exhibition Roman Glass: Reflections on Cultural Change. Through a series of vignettes, the author tells the story of the development of the glass industry in the Roman Empire and the role of glass in the daily routines of the ancient Romans.

During the reign of Rome's first emperor, Augustus (27 B.C.-A.D. 14), as several well-established industries such as pottery- and textile-making were being expanded, the craft of glassmaking was adopted from the East, turned into an industry, and adapted to Roman taste. By the mid-first century A.D. glass rivaled pottery in the domestic marketplace. It was used for tableware and storage containers to hold everything from preserved fish to fine perfumes. Glass featured strongly in the Roman daily routine, from the early morning, when maids would apply perfumed lotions to their mistress in preparation for her social rounds, to the late afternoon, when slaves would bring platters of food, bowls of fruit, and jugs of wine—all of glass—to the supper table. And there was a place for glass even in Roman funerary ritual, because it was custom to include all manner of domestic items among the grave furnishings, to add comfort to the afterlife.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Stuart J. Fleming
Binding
Paperback
Brand
Brand: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
EAN
9780924171512
Edition
0
Feature
Used Book in Good Condition
ISBN
0924171510
Label
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Manufacturer
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
MPN
65 color, 48 b/w illus.
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
80
PartNumber
65 color, 48 b/w illus.
PublicationDate
1997-01-01
Publisher
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Studio
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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