ISBN: PB: 9781606069196

Getty Publications

February 2025

436 pp.

27,9x21,6 cm

650 colour illus.

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Ancient Glass in the J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum's collection of ancient glass – astonishingly delicate, richly hued, and fancifully shaped-is among the most celebrated in the United States. With objects ranging from the Bronze Age to the medieval period (1500 BCE - 1000 CE), the 584 works included in this publication originated from a wide geographical area, including the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and central Europe.This catalogue, written by acclaimed scholar Anastassios Antonaras, begins with a fascinating essay on the history of glassmaking – a highly technical art form that is still practiced similarly today – and continues with detailed and informative entries on the pieces. Each entry is accompanied by vivid photography. The book also includes a history of the collection, glossary of glassmaking terms, technical study, and full bibliography.

About the author

Anastassios Antonaras is an archaeologist and a curator who serves as head of the Exhibition, Education, and Communications Department at the Museum of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki.