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The Impact of Glassblowing on the Early

On 07, Jun 2010 | In Uncategorized | By Olga Livshits

The Impact of Glassblowing on the Early

79). Doctoral thesis, Durham University.

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323KbAbstractIn the late 19th and early 20th centuries, ancient glass was frequently treated as though it was a prestigious product, owned only by the elites of society. Research was primarily art historical, and focused on select museum pieces. onward, and in many different social contexts, contradicting the idea that only the rich could afford them. It seeks to understand the social and economic status of blown glass and cast glass: why did cast glass persist after the invention of cheaper blown glass? Was cast and blown glass equally accessible to different levels of society? And to what extent can the invention of glassblowing bear responsibility for the rise in glass vessel use in the Roman world? By drawing comparisons between vessels from different production methods, and from different social and geographical contexts, this thesis begins to identify emerging patterns in glass cheap jerseys use across Roman society and finds that both cast and http://www.cheapjerseys11.com/ blown vessels were used across all levels of society and that there was no strict divide between the use of casting for luxury wares and glassblowing for cheap utilitarian wares.

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