Ancient Glass in the National Museums of Scotland: In National Museums Scotland

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The objects in the Museum's extensive collection range in date from the Late Bronze Age to the Middle Ages, spanning over 2000 years of glassmaking. All four of the major techniques - core-forming, casting , blowing and mould-blowing are represented in this catalogue, and the different ways in which the glass was decorated and used are described.

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This extensive collection of vessels, objects and fragments has been assembled over the past 150 years and is based largely on East Mediterranean pieces. An introductory essay in the history of ancient glassmaking is followed by a chronological catalogue which charts the major technical developments in the manufacture of glass in the ancient world, as well as making clear the distinctions between luxury glass and that used in everyday life.

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C S Lightfoot is Association Curator, Department of Greek and Roman Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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