TWO ROMAN LUXURY GLASS VESSELS FROM ALEXANDRIA

  • Lazar, I.
Abstract:
The art of glass-making was developed to such an extent in the Roman period that the Romans differentiated between glass-blowers (vitrearii) and glass engravers and grinders (diatretarii) already by name. In the last few years researchers have determined a new group of engraved products, made in Egypt, probably in a workshop in Alexandria. Their characteristic is the use of engravings for the contours, i.e. the borders, combined with hand-made incisions for the details. Among the few products belonging to this group are also two vessels excavated in the northern Adriatic and Alpine area. Two luxury glass vessels, one from Slovenia (Ptuj – Poetovio) and another one from Croatia (Bakar - Volcera) will be discussed in the paper. The interpretation of the motif on the bottle From Ptuj as being the famous Alexandrian lighthouse helps to confirm the location of the workshop to Alexandria.
SGEM Research areas:
Year:
2016
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
Roman glass; engraving; workshops; Alexandria; Poetovio
Volume:
16
SGEM Book title:
3rd International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM2016, Vienna Extended Session
Book number:
3.1
SGEM Series:
International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts-SGEM
Pages:
309-316
Publisher address:
51 Al. Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
SWS Scholarly Society; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Acad Fine Arts Zagreb Croatia; C
Period:
06-09 April, 2016
ISBN:
978-619-7105-52-0
ISSN:
2367-5659
Conference:
3rd International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM2016, Vienna Extended Session, 06-09 April, 2016
DOI:
10.5593/SGEMSOCIAL2016/HB31/S02.040
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