Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

ANCIENT ROMAN GLASS AT THE PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on May 19, 2017

ANCIENT ROMAN GLASS AT THE PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM

The Princeton University Art Museum is one of the nation’s finest art museums, housing collections of over 72, 000 works of art spanning 5,000 years of world history and all the world’s major cultures. The Museum also presents special exhibitions and educational programs throughout the year. Admission is free. It is located at the heart of Princeton University, one of the world’s great research universities in the charming small-city setting of Princeton, New Jersey.

The glass collection is about 509 glass vessels, plaques, and inlays from the Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Islamic periods. The bulk of the glass vessels are Roman from the eastern Mediterranean region.  There is a new publication on this collection Fire and Sand: Ancient Glass in the Princeton University Art Museum, Anastassios C. Antonaras, author.

The following pictures are from this collection. Click on the thumbnails below to enlarge.

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