Ennion : master of Roman glass / Christopher S. Lightfoot ; with contributions by Zrinka Buljević, Yael Israeli, Karol B. Wight, and Mark T. Wypyski.

Title: 
Ennion : master of Roman glass / Christopher S. Lightfoot ; with contributions by Zrinka Buljević, Yael Israeli, Karol B. Wight, and Mark T. Wypyski.
Author/Artist: 
Lightfoot, C. S. (Chris S.), author.
Description: 
160 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 27 cm
Other Authors: 
Buljević, Zrinka, writer of supplementary textual content.
Israeli, Yael, writer of supplementary textual content.
Wight, Karol, 1958- writer of supplementary textual content.
Wypyski, M. T., writer of supplementary textual content.
Ennion, active 1st century. Works. Selections.
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), host institution, issuing body.
Format of Material: 
Books
Photographs
Bib ID: 
142184
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Location: 
Secured Stacks
Call Number: 
NK5107.6.L72
Location: 
Stacks
Call Number: 
NK5107.6.L72
Location: 
Rights & Reproduction Master Collection
Call Number: 
NK5107.6.L72
Notes: 
"This catalogue is published in conjunction with 'Ennion : Master of Roman Glass,' on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, from December 9, 2014, through April 13, 2015"--Verso of title page.
The exhibition will also be shown at The Corning Museum of Glass from May 15-October 19, 2015.
Includes bibliographical references (page 152-159).
Among glass craftsmen active in the first century A.D., the most famous and gifted was Ennion, who came from the coastal city of Sidon in modern Lebanon. Ennion's glass stood out for its quality and popularity, and his products are distinguished by the fine detail and precision of their relief decoration, which imitates designs found on contemporary silverware. This publication examines the most innovative and elegant known examples of Roman mould-blown glass, providing a uniquely comprehensive, up-to-date study of these exceptional works. Included are some twenty-six remarkably preserved examples of drinking cups, bowls and jugs signed by Ennion himself, as well as fourteen additional vessels that were clearly influenced by him. The informative texts and illustrations effectively convey the lasting aesthetic appeal of Ennion's vessels, and offer an accessible introduction to an ancient art form that reached its apogee in the early decades of the Roman Empire.
Contents: 
Director's foreword --
Preface / Carlos A. Picón --
Map of the Roman Empire at the death of Augustus --
Ennion and the history of ancient glass / Christopher S. Lightfoot --
The mold-blowing process / Karol B. Wight --
The Ennion jug from Jerusalem / Yael Israeli --
Ennion and Aristeas glassware found in the Roman province of Dalmatia / Zrinka Buljević --
Catalogue --
Appendix. Scientific analysis of two vessels signed by Ennion in the Metropolitan Museum / Mark T. Wypyski --
List of find-spots of mold-blown glass signed by Ennion and other makers --
Concordance.
ISBN: 
9781588395580 (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
1588395588 (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
9780300208771 (Yale University Press)
0300208774 (Yale University Press)
Object/Material Note: 
Includes CMoG objects: 57.1.4, p. 30 (fig. 20) -- 66.1.163, p. 31 (fig. 21) -- 55.1.62, p. 33 (fig. 23) -- 59.1.76, p. 53, 76-77 (cat. no. 4) -- 66.1.36, p. 48, 51, 96-97, back cover (cat. no. 16) -- 65.1.2, p. 124-125 (cat. no. 34).