Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco

November 29, 2011

The Palace of the Legion of Honor has a nice little collection of classical antiquities.

Season sarcophagus, ca. 270 CE

 

Glass flasks, Roman, Eastern Mediterranean

 

Torso of Hermes, 2nd century CE

 

Figurine of a dancing woman, Sicily, 2nd century BCE

 

Cycladic figure, ca. 2500 BCE

Asklepios, 2nd century BCE

 

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Corning Museum of Glass

July 18, 2010

Lots of beautiful glass objects at the Corning Museum of Glass with plenty of attention paid to the ancient world:

The Morgan Cup (CE 1-50)

Fragment with Eve (4th century CE)

Ribbed Bowl (25 BCE - 50 CE)

Ribbon Glass Cup (25 BCE - CE 50)

Cup signed by Ennion (mid-first century CE)


Kelsey Museum (University of Michigan)

March 22, 2010

I’d never been there before but apparently it was recently renovated and expanded. Well worth a visit!

Bust of a Flavian or Trajanic man

Grain mill

Spurius family inscription from Cumae, second century BCE

Bust, possibly of a Roman empress, CE 200-225.

Detail of 5th century BCE kylix (drinking cup) featuring man pressing grapes

Glass unguentarium from Fayum region (2nd century CE)