University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Michael Vickers

Glassware and the Changing Arbiters of Taste

By: Michael Vickers

Collectors and scholars have communicated, through exhibits and auction house sales catalogues, that during the time of the Roman Empire glass was a luxury material highly sought after. We assume that glass in antiquity might represent the acme of human acquisitiveness, and suppose that glass was an autonomous craft with its own traditions. So when […]