Life & Style – 1999, 2002 & 2003 visits
At the baths: strigils, a razor, and a perfume bottle
The Rhyton above is a drinking horn made of clay with a green glaze. amphorae oil lamp depicting fishermen
and the harbor
flasks with gladiator motives
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.
more on wax tablets
at left: various types of marble used in Cologne
below: shoe making: template, and shoe maker's sign center left
1st century CE wall painting
Dionysos, panthers, and genies
Floors Dionysos Mosaic, discovered in 1941, rescued and restored after the war and loation and center piece of the museum
section of a floor
part of the 2003 exhibit “Alle meine Tiere…”
All My Animals
Reconstructed Roman travel carriage. Some of the iron fittings and bronze figurines are originals.
a walk through downtown - click on images above
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