Ancient Art Department

Ancient Art Council
Legion of Honor

100 34th Avenue, Lincoln Park
San Francisco, CA 94121

Loop-Handled Cosmetic Tube

Eastern Mediterranean, 4th–5th century A.D.

This vessel is an exquisite example of the glassblower's art.  Molten glass can be blown into a bubble and shaped to any form.  Once the basic shape was produced, decoration and handles were added.

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Free-blown glass with trailed thread decoration

H 9

Gift of Helen Norton

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Explore the Collection

Greek and Roman Collection

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Explore the Ancient Art Council: Upcoming Events

PROGRAM

The Saga of Queen Zenobia and the Oasis City of Palmyra

PROGRAM

A New Look at Ancient Nubia: Magic and Mystery on the Nile

PROGRAM

On the Road from Persepolis

PROGRAM

Deciphering Demons: Underworld Figures in Egypt and Etruria

Thank you for helping us acquire our first Egyptian royal portrait—a carved limestone relief of Ptolemy I Soter

Ancient Art Council supports Antiquities at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

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Last Supper in Pompeii: From the Table to the Grave

This exhibition reveals how, before Mount Vesuvius blew up in AD 79 and rocked the Bay of Naples, people in Pompeii and nearby farms and villages were engaged in typical daily activities, many of which revolved around food and drink.

May 7, 2021 - August 29, 2021

EXHIBITION