Ennion: Master of Roman Glass

SKU: 9781588395580

By Christopher S. Lightfoot

With contributions by Zrinka Bujevic, Yael Israeli, Karol B. Wight, and Mark T. Wypyski

Christopher S. Lightfoot, curator of Roman art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, has assembled this study of mold-blown glass, a technique introduced in the early decades of the first century A.D. His focus is a group of the most innovative and elegant known examples, including drinking cups, bowls, and jugs signed by their maker, Ennion. They are unmatched in the period in size, proportion, shape, and well-design and executed decorative pattern. The catalogue features 26 amazingly preserved vessels from Ennion's workshop, found at various sites throughout the Roman Empire, as well as examples of mold-blown glass signed by Aristeas, Jason, Meges, and Neikais.

The book features 123 illustrations and a bibliography, and accompanies the The Corning Museum of Glass's exhibition "Ennion and His Legacy: Mold-Blown Glass from Ancient Rome," which was on view from May 2015 to January 2016.

  • 160 pages; paperback
  • Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art