The Romans used writing for other tasks too, such as making lists, leaving instructions and the education of boys. Then, wax tablets were used. A wax tablet was most commonly formed of two pieces of wood and was called a diptych. Sometimes tablets were made of three pieces, called a triptych, or more, called polyptychon.
Maggie Nimkin - Glass
Mosaic glass, 1st century B.C.E./C.E. These rectangular decorative plaques show images of eye, depicted in purple, white, red, yellow, blue, green and cobalt glass on grounds of turquoise, blue and black glass. The wedjat means "cured" and is the sacred left eye of the god of the heavens Horus. His left eye symbolized the moon while his right eye the sun. Horus is shown with a falcon's head, and this eye form, a human eye and a falcon's face were often combined as motifs. Horus's left eye…
Mosaic glass, 1st century B.C.E./C.E. From the Ptolemaic period through the early Imperial Roman period, mosaic glass was made into decorative panels showing stylized floral patterns or abstract patterns resembling flowers. These would have been applied as inlay to furnishings or small boxes or as decoration in Greek architecture, or in the wall paintings and stucco of the Roman period. From the website of the Miho Museum. Source:http://www.flickr.com/photos/antiquitiesproject/4640991296/