First Impressions

First Impressions: The Mold-Blown Glass of Ancient Rome

First Impressions: The Mold-Blown Glass of Ancient Rome

Changing Exhibitions Gallery
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May 16, 2015 to January 4, 2016

A companion exhibition to Ennion: Master of Glass, First Impressions: The Mold-Blown Glass of Ancient Rome examines the diversity of forms and functions of Roman mold-blown glass, which are among the few types of vessels that have direct links to religion, mythology, and history and literature. The works are drawn from the Museum’s collection of Roman glass, one of the finest in the world, and are complemented by loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art to illustrate the relationship between mold-blown glass vessels and their counterparts in ceramic and metal.  

Objects from the Museum's collection on view in this exhibition

Cup - Artwork
Beaker with Greek Inscription - Artwork
Head Flask - Artwork
Beaker - Artwork
Pyxis with Lid - Artwork
Ribbed Bowl - Artwork
Mold - Artwork
Lotus - Artwork
Dip Mold - Artwork
Cup with Gladiators - Artwork