Köln/Cologne

Romano-Germanic Museum

Life & Style – 1999, 2002 & 2003 visits

Glass in the Museum, click here
Glass
Praetorium, click here for photos
Praetorium
plan of Roman city wall, go here for more
Outdoor

Elegant Living

elegant showcase a table and more
eating utensils
eating utensils, close-up table, close-up

At the baths: strigils, a razor, and a perfume bottle

strigils perfume bottle, razor

More…

kitchenware vessels & animals
rhyton pottery pottery
The Rhyton above is a drinking horn made of clay with a green glaze.    
amphorae oil lamp with fishing scene field flask with gladiator motif field flask with gladiator motif
amphorae oil lamp depicting fishermen
and the harbor
flasks with gladiator motives

toga statues, so-called Marc Aurel & Demosthenes

Togate, Roman and Greek

These two marble toga statues, one Roman, one Greek, have a long history of provenance. Originally acquired by the early 19th century Cologne merchant and well-known collector Joseph Heinrich Dumont, they were auctioned off after his death and had various owners since, lastly a Czech collector, but ended up at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin (later East Berlin) during the war. In 1996 they were acquired by the Romano-Germanic Museum from the Czech owner's estate.

Both statues originally were found without heads, and the current ones were later added. The left, Roman togate one, was given a head depicting a young Marcus Aurelius, the other, Greek togate, the head of Demosthenes.


Toys

animal toys animal toys
animal toys animal toys

Learning

more on wax tablets

writing tablet and paraphernalia


Crafts

various
            types of marble used in Cologne at left: various types of marble used in Cologne

below: shoe making: template, and shoe maker's sign center left

shoe making

1st century CE wall painting

wall painting, grape harvest
grape harvest
wall painting, Dionysos, panthers, and genies
Dionysos, panthers, and genies

Floors
Dionysos Mosaic, discovered in 1941, rescued and restored after the war and loation and center piece of the museum
Dionysos Mosaic

Dionysos Mosaic

 

Dionysos Mosaic Dionysos Mosaic
Dionysos Mosaic Dionysos Mosaic
More
section of a mosaic floor
section of a floor

animal mosaic

part of the 2003 exhibit “Alle meine Tiere…”
All My Animals

Museum entrance with animal exhibit poster


Travel

replica of travel carriage

replica of travel carriage

Reconstructed Roman travel carriage. Some of the iron fittings and bronze figurines are originals.

replica of travel carriage


 

Museum, click here for photos
Romano-Germanic Museum
Glass in the Museum, click here
Glass
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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