1999, 2002 & 2003 visits
Attractive Glass Displays
a sampling—most of the pieces are from burials found in Cologne
“Schlangenfadengläser” (serpent threads) were actually made in the Cologne area decorative vessels in fish form decorative vessels in fish form
an intricate dolphin pattern
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.
Glassware from Cologne at the exhibit in Augsburg, 2002
“Glass Ausstellung Transparenz und Farbenspiel”
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”.
more photos from the above exhibit
glassware typical for Mainz, ca. 300 CE
Regional Museum, Mainz
a walk through downtown - click on images above
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