Nicole Berlin is a second year Classical Art and Archaeology graduate student. She received her BA in Classics and Anthropology from Northwestern University and has had a wide variety of experiences in the art world, from the excavation of a Roman villa at Chiusi to working on Egyptian archaeology documentaries in Rome. Nicole is a graduate intern at the JHUAM and has a particular interest in Roman wall painting.

Peacock Blue Tray

This peacock blue glass tray has a flat bottom, shallow sides, and “ear” shaped handles.  Only half of it is preserved. The vessel was cast and the intricate handles cut with a lathe. It belongs to a very specific group of brilliantly colored fine ware that was produced in Italy and the Northwestern provinces in [...]

Jar with Openwork “Collar”

This transparent green jar is globular in shape with a rounded lip, short neck and concave base. A continuous horizontal zigzag trail forms an openwork “collar” and connects the rim to the shoulder of the vessel.  Similar examples have been found at Karanis (Egypt), Homs (Syria), and Beth She’arim (Israel). Comparanda: Corning Museum 53.1.6 and [...]

Bowl with S-shaped Curve

This transparent green glass bowl has an S-shaped curve and a lopsided, thick rounded rim. It sits on a raised, disc-shaped foot. Comparanda: Corning Museum 50.1.46.

Dish with Raised Foot

This transparent blue-green plate is shallow with a broad collar. It sits on a raised, irregularly shaped foot with a folded over rim. This form is common to the Mediterranean provinces although datable examples have been found from Switzerland, Crete (Knossos), the Cave of Letters in Israel and Tipasa (Algeria). Comparanda: Isings form 118. Cf. [...]

Bowl with Folded Over Rim

This transparent pale green glass bowl is hemispherical in shape and sits on a raised, tubular foot ring with a folded over rim. Bowls of this type are common to Italy and may have developed around 50 C.E. Many examples have been found at Pompeii and Herculaneum including some examples that were waiting to be [...]

Dish with Ribbed Handles

This colorless glass dish has convex sides flaring out to a flat lip and sits on a short, tubular ring base with two “grip” handles. Each handle was applied as a trail of glass then tooled to form ribbing. Comparanda: Related to Isings form 43. Cf. Israel Museum 77.12.98, Louvre CP 8722, and Louvre NIII [...]