Köln/Cologne

Romano-Germanic Museum
Glass Collection

1999, 2002 & 2003 visits

Museum, click here for photos
Romano-Germanic Museum
Praetorium, click here for photos
Praetorium
plan of Roman city wall, go here for more
Outdoor

Attractive Glass Displays

glass vitrine   glass vitrine  
glass vitrine 2003 glass vitrine 2003 - me shooting the picture in the background

a sampling—most of the pieces are from burials found in Cologne

'Schlangenfaden' pattern decorative vessels in fish form decorative vessels in fish form
“Schlangenfadengläser” (serpent threads) were actually made in the Cologne area decorative vessels in fish form decorative vessels in fish form
an intricate dolphin pattern

a selelection of glassware detail a selelection of glassware
glass animals exhibited at the Praetorium
a selelection of glassware a selelection of glassware

2003 Displays

diatreton cup diatreton cup, enlarged another serpent thread bottle

The famous Cologne diatreton cup, the term coined by Winckelmann for this glass blowing/decorating process.
The inscription, according to my guidebook, reads:

PIE ZHSAIS KALWS AEI   Drink (and) you will live well forever!


Animals were prominently displayed because of the special exhibit “Alle meine Tiere…” (All My Animals), distributed throughout the museum. Any label bearing the image of a red boar, as seen at right, indicates an exhibit item.That vessel shows four doves.
2003
2003 2003

Glassware from Cologne at the exhibit in Augsburg, 2002
“Glass Ausstellung Transparenz und Farbenspiel”

Glassware from Cologne
Above Center: Cologne, 2rd - 3th centuryAD with snake threads, the “Kölner Schnörkel”. Vessels of these design were frequently part of a set. Above Back Right: Decanter with serpent threads. Ahrweiler near Cologne, 3rd century.
Below: Early 4th century AD, with typical zigziag borders and “tear nobs”. zigziag borders and 'tear nobs'

more photos from the above exhibit


glassware typical for Mainz, ca. 300 CE
Regional Museum, Mainz

glassware in Mainz, click here for more images of the Regional Museum


Museum, click here for photos
Romano-Germanic Museum
Praetorium, click here for photos
Praetorium
plan of Roman city wall, go here for more
Outdoor

on the Rhein river  Dom, click here for more Museum Schnütgen, click here for more Old City Hall, click here for photos Fountain, click here for more
a walk through downtown - click on images above

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