Small Greco-Roman Objects

By
Jennifer Torres
Jennifer Torres is the Collections Technician of the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum. Her primary duties include the rehousing and photography of the museum’s collection. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Florida, where she received her B.A. in Anthropology and Classical Studies in 2013. In 2015, she received her M.A. in Museum Studies with a concentration in Collections Management from the George Washington University.

A portion of the museum’s collection of Greco-Roman objects contains gold earrings, metal rings with precious stones, pendants, bells, and personal adornments that are small in size. These tiny objects were previously housed in relatively large boxes that took up too much space in our storage drawers. By using trays containing boxes that measure only 1.57″ x 1.57″ x 0.9″, these objects can be rehoused in a box that is more suitable for their small size. These once very personal objects are now housed in a way that safely showcases their delicate nature and craftsmanship.