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Ancient Art Council

Ancient Art Department

Ancient Art Council
Legion of Honor

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


Precious little is known how small, portable artifacts were acquired, used, and then discarded in ancient societies. Such humble objects were recovered by early excavations in various locations in Pompeii—including a residence, a market garden, the surface of a street, and a trash dump located outside the fortification walls. The detailed study of their condition sheds new light on the stories this excavated material tells us about life in a Roman town.

About Programs at the Ancient Art Council

Programs are varied and include such activities as lectures by noted archaeologists, museum curators, and ancient art historians; exclusive tours of the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions; fund-raising events; and travel programs to ancient sites and other museums. Members also receive invitations from related organizations to attend lectures ad exhibition openings. Your annual membership dues and contributions will assist in furthering the Ancient Art collection at the Fine Arts Museums.


February 21, 2015 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Tracing the Life History of Objects at Pompeii

Florence Gould Theater, Legion of Honor


Presented by J. Theodore (Ted) Peña Professor of Roman Archaeology, Department of Classics, University of California, Berkeley


AAC members: Free / Non-AAC members: Suggested donation $5

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