A publication of the Archaeological Institute of America
The Roman Empire, at its peak in the early centuries of the first millennium, stretched from the Atlantic in the west to the Euphrates in the east. Through its vast trade networks it acquired not only exotic raw materials but also new artistic styles and methods of manufacture as artisans from distant lands began producing luxury goods for a Roman clientele. Artisans of Ancient Rome: Production into Art, an intriguing exhibition of more than 60 works at the Newark Museum, examines the lives of the craftsmen and their patrons.
Angela M.H. Schuster is an associate editor of ARCHAEOLOGY.