Mead Art Museum

Hours

Sunday          9 a.m.–midnight
Monday          Closed
Tuesday          9 a.m.–midnight
Wednesday         9 a.m.–midnight
Thursday         9 a.m.–midnight
Friday         9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Saturday         9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Boudoir, Bath, and Temple: Life in Ancient Rome

Luca Grillo, Assistant Professor of Classics, and his students

May 19, 2009 - January 10, 2010
Kunian Gallery

Welcome to a special web exhibition showcasing the work of students who participated in “Classics 28: Life in Ancient Rome,” taught by Professor Luca Grillo in Spring 2009.  Every two weeks, one object will rotate on view in the Mead’s Kunian gallery, while the extensive research findings – all written by students – for all seventeen artifacts included in this exhibition will remain available on these webpages.  To learn more about this collaboration, click here.

The Projects

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  • Essay about each object
  • Larger images

When is each object on view in the Kunian Gallery?

Roman Earrings

May 19 - 31    
Earrings
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Bowl with Battle Scene June 2 - 28
Bowl with Battle Scene
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Seal Ring
June 2 - 28   
Seal Ring
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Mirror

June 30 - July 12   
Mirror
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Unguentarium

July 14 - 26 
Unguentarium
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Head of Bearded Man

July 28 - August 9   
Head of a Bearded Man
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Gallo-Roman Bowl

August 11 - 23    
Bowl
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Double Unguentarium
 

August 25 - September 6    
Double Unguentarium
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Portrait bust of Empress Octacilia

September 8 - 20    
Portrait bust of Empress Octacilia
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Alexandria Mint

 September 22 - October 4    
Coin of Nero, Tetradrachm
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Oil Lamp

 October 6 - 18
Oil Lamp

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Strigil
 October 20 - November 1
Strigil

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Relief Bust of a Woman
 Web only
Funerary Monument of a Woman

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Goddess Figurines

November 17 - 29
Goddess Figurines

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Roman Denarius

December 1 - 13
Roman Denarius

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Fibula

December 15 - 27
Fibula

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Mosaic of Winter

Web only
Mosaic of Winter

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Hours

Sunday          9 a.m.–midnight
Monday          Closed
Tuesday          9 a.m.–midnight
Wednesday         9 a.m.–midnight
Thursday         9 a.m.–midnight
Friday         9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Saturday         9 a.m.–5 p.m.