University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Murray C. McClellan

“To Play Properly With A Glass Ball”

An Unusual Object in The University Museum

By: Murray C. McClellan

A curious glass ball (Figs. 1, 3, 4) housed in the Mediterranean Section of The Uni¬≠versity Museum helps us to understand one aspect of Roman sport, and at the same time sheds light on the activities of the lower classes of Roman society. The interpretation of this artifact is based on two 1st century A. […]