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The Luster of Ages

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento


Ancient Glass From the Marcy Friedman Collection

Known in Egypt in the time of the Pharaohs, glass was used in the ancient world for beads, vessels, and eventually small windows. This exhibition explores glass vessels that have miraculously survived the ages, from the 6th century BCE to the 10th century CE. All from the eastern Mediterranean, they reflect the forms and influences of Greek, Roman and Phoenician cultures in the Holy Land.  From brightly coloured miniature amphoras to lustrous perfume bottles, a beautiful variety of ancient glass is revealed here.

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