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Ancient and Islamic Glass: Selections from The Corning Museum of Glass

SKU: 9780872902213

By Katherine A. Larson

Ancient and Islamic Glass: Selections from The Corning Museum of Glass presents more than 50 objects from the Museum's permanent collection. The objects, manufactured during the course of three millenniums, represent dozens of cultures situated over five million square miles, from Spain to Iran, and from England to Egypt. The selections represent the full functional range of glass in the premodern world-drinking vessels, perfume containers, jewelry, architectural decoration, windows, and lamps and offer exceptional examples of royal portraiture and glassmaking tools. This book is for those who want to learn more about ancient glass-how it was made, used, and thought about in the ancient world, and again in the modern era.

The Selections series highlights diverse areas of the world-class collections of The Corning Museum of Glass and its Rakow Research Library, which span more than 3,500 years of glass art, history, and science. Volumes in this series feature scholarly essays, detailed object information, and photographs in full color.

Signed by the author

  • 128 pages; softcover
  • Published in 2019 by The Corning Museum of Glass