Roman Glass<br />Sarah BlenkolEcomuseum Cap de CavallerialSession 2<br />
Glass discovered 2200 B.C. in northwestern Iran<br />Glassblowing discovered in Syro-Palestine Region 1stc. B.C.<br />Late 1st c. BC Emperor Augustus encourages crafts to move to Italian mainland<br />4th c. A.D. Emperor Constantine moves court to Constantinople (aka Byzantium or Istanbul)<br />Timeline<br />
Distinction between glassmakers and glassblowers; glassmakers could produce several tons of glass in one operation<br />Mostly for middle or lower classes, but very fancy stuff for the rich<br />More than 13 billion items of glassware made during Roman empire<br />Romans had no word for glass before 60 B.C.<br />Fun Facts<br />
Used to hold perfumes, lotions etc.<br />Also used as common household ware<br />Cultural Context<br />http://altoonsultan.blogspot.com/2009/12/at-met-greek-and-roman-study-collection.html<br />http://www.romanglass.net/pages/3/index.htm<br />http://www.romanglass.net/pages/3/index.htm<br />
Used in funerals to either hold ashes or as grave goods<br />Cultural Context II<br />http://elogedelart.canalblog.com/archives/2009/04/29/13559931.html<br />http://www.romanglass.net/pages/4/index.htm<br />http://www.stedmundsbury.gov.uk/sebc/visit/410ad-865ad.cfm<br />
References<br />Fleming, Stuart . "Roman Glass: A Window on an Ancient World." Home page. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 May 2011. http://www.romanglass.net/pages/1/index.htm<br /> Fleming, Stuart. "Reflections on the Roman World." The Pennsylvania Gazette [Philadelphia] 14 Apr. 1998: n. pag. University of Pensylvania. Web. 27 May 2011. <br /> <br />Pollock, Julian . "The History of Murano Glass - The World's Foremost Glass Blowing Centre for Centuries. | TheHistoryOf.net." TheHistoryOf.net. N.p., 15 June 2009. Web. 27 May 2011. http://www.thehistoryof.net/history-of-glass-blowing-in-Murano.html<br /> Trentinella, Rosemarie. "Roman Glass | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art." The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: metmuseum.org. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, n.d. Web. 27 May 2011. http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/rgls/hd_rgls.htm<br /> Whitehouse, David. "Looking Through Roman Glass." Archaeology Magazine. Archaeological Institute of America, n.d. Web. 27 May 2011. http://www.archaeology.org/online/reviews/roman/index.html<br />
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