Ancient Glass from the Yale University Art Gallery
For more than three millennia, glassmakers in the ancient Mediterranean and Near East produced stunning vessels that employed a variety of manufacturing techniques and decorative schemes, combining beauty with virtuosic craftsmanship. Glassmaking underwent significant development in New Kingdom Egypt, and gained widespread popularity in the Roman and Byzantine Empires – evolving through a long process of cross-cultural circulation and the innovations of individual workshops. This exhibition traces the technical evolution of ancient glassmaking and tells the story of how ancient glass was used, and by whom. The exhibition features approximately 130 vessels and fragments from the gallery’s comprehensive collection of ancient glass, many of which have never before been on view. Find out more about the ‘Drink That You May Live’ exhibition from the Yale University Art Gallery’s website.
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