Makers and their marks: the ancient function and modern usefulness of stamps on glass and ceramics

dc.contributor.authorPrior, Jonathan David
dc.contributor.supervisorOleson, John P.
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-15T19:19:43Z
dc.date.available2010-11-15T19:19:43Z
dc.date.copyright2010en
dc.date.issued2010-11-15T19:19:43Z
dc.degree.departmentDept. of Greek and Roman Studiesen
dc.degree.levelMaster of Applied Science M.A.Sc.en
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the marking of Roman glass and ceramic vessels with stamps in the period from the first century B.C. through the second century A.D. The thesis establishes the context for the study of such makers' marks by first examining the early history of Roman glass. the changes brought on by the introduction of glassblowing, and the organization and working conditions of the industry. Next the thesis examines the roles played by stamps on glass in the ancient world. Then the organization and conditions of the ceramics industry are examined and the same questions are posed regarding the roles of stamps and what they can tell us. These stamps show us how the two industries were organized and reveal that Roman makers' marks served not only as proto-brand identifiers and artists signatures, but also as tools for industrial organization.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1828/3099
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsAvailable to the World Wide Weben
dc.subjectglassen
dc.subjectpotteryen
dc.subject.lcshUVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::Historyen
dc.subject.lcshUVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::Communication and the Arts::Art--Historyen
dc.subject.lcshUVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::History::History, Ancienten
dc.titleMakers and their marks: the ancient function and modern usefulness of stamps on glass and ceramicsen
dc.typeThesisen

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