Sasanian and Post-Sasanian Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass

SKU: 14594

By David Whitehouse

This volume by Dr. David Whitehouse, senior scholar at The Corning Museum of Glass, features the largest and most varied catalog of Sasanian glass available in print.

Beyond the eastern frontier of the Roman Empire lay the territory of the Sasanians, a dynasty that originated in southern Iran. Between the early third and mid-seventh centuries, the Sasanians ruled a vast empire that extended from Mesopotamia to parts of Central Asia. Some Sasanian glass was similar in form and decoration to Roman production, but other pieces were inspired by a specifically Iranian style.

This catalog of 72 objects from the collection of The Corning Museum of Glass provides an excellent starting point for studying the glass made in the Sasanian Empire or in the Sasanian style. The book provides spectacular color photographs and illustrations, as well as detailed descriptions and commentaries for each object.

  • 112 pages; hardcover
  • Published in 2005 by The Corning Museum of Glass and Hudson Hill Press
Height 12.25 inches
Width 9.25 inches