Roman glass : reflections on cultural change / Stuart J. Fleming.

Roman glass : reflections on cultural change / Stuart J. Fleming.

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Fleming, Stuart James.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, c1999.
xii, 208 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 28 cm.
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Issued in conjunction with the exhibition Roman glass: Reflections on cultural change (University of Pennsylvania Museum, Sept. 1997-?)
Includes appendices of technical aspects of ancient glassmaking and ancient quotations about glass.
A copy of this title was received with the David Grose research collection.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-204) and index.
Illustrates the aesthetic and technical responses of the glassmaking industry to cultural changes.
E1. A craft in tension --
E2. Rome and the Hellenistic world --
E3. Watershed I : the eastward advance --
E4. The influence of Augustus --
E5. The age of extravagance --
E6. The industry takes shape --
E7. Decorative mold-blowing --
E8. Fascination with faceting --
E9. The westward expansion --
E10. Cultic connections --
E11. The heyday of Roman trade --
E12. Of slaves and Greeks --
E13. Ripples in the Golden Pond --
E14. Shifts of power - lots of them --
E15. Watershed II : The Constantine era --
E16. Burial customs in the eastern provinces --
E17. The forces of fashion --
E18. Motifs and motivations --
E19. Collapse in the West --
E20. Worlds apart --
E21. Of Justinian and Jerusalem --
E22. Epilogue.
0924171723 (alk. paper)
0924171731 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Includes CMoG objects: 55.1.81, p. 9 (plate E.6) -- 52.1.93, p. 29 (plate E.37), p. 30 -- 66.1.36, p. 39 (plate E.46) -- 86.1.1, p. 94 (plate E.94), p. 95 -- 87.7.18, p. 134 (plate E.134).