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Title
Roman baths and bathing implements
Names
Firmin-Didot (Firm) (Publisher)
Massias & Durin (Lithographer)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Baths -- Ancient

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1888
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON BATHS-Anc
Topics
Public baths
Architecture, Roman
Grooming
Baths, Roman
bathing -- Rome
Dressing & grooming equipment
Steam baths
Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, ca. 4 B.C.-65 A.D.
Genres
Illustrations
Notes
Content: Bathing in Rome was a communal activity. Public baths could include libraries and lecture halls. Baths would contain a dressing room, a frigidarium containing a cold-water pool and a warm room called a tepidarium. The caldarium had a hot water tub and the laconicum was a room which provided hot steam. The hypocast system was used to heat the baths.
Content: Numbers (1-14) printed on image. Printed on border: "Massias & Durin lith." "Imp. Firmin Didot, cie. Paris." Written on border: "Racinet [Racinet, A. (Auguste), 1825-1893]."
Content: Top: Interior view of the Baths of Titus at Rome. Bottom left: Suicide of the philosopher Seneca in his steam bath. Bottom center: Strigils, tweezers and perfume bottles. Bottom right: Hemicycle steam bath with tub.
Physical Description
Transfer lithographs
Extent: 19.2 x 16 cm
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c0898a00-c5bd-012f-5579-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1888: Issued
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Roman baths and bathing implements" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1888. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-375b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Roman baths and bathing implements" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 15, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-375b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1888). Roman baths and bathing implements Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-375b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Roman baths and bathing implements