Synopses & Reviews
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. Ennionandrsquo;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 mold-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 fifteen additional vessels that were clearly influenced by him. The informative texts and illustrations effectively convey the lasting aesthetic appeal of Ennionandrsquo;s vessels, and offer an accessible introduction to an ancient art form that reached its apogee in the early decades of the Roman Empire. and#160;
The extraordinary artistry of Roman mold-blown glass vessels made or influenced by Ennion in the 1st century A.D. is examined in depth in this attractive volume.
About the Author
Christopher Lightfoot is curator of Roman art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Karol B. Wight is executive director, The Corning Museum of Glass.and#160;