Roman / Mold-blown vessel signed by Ennion / First half of 1st century A.D.Roman
Mold-blown vessel signed by Ennion
First half of 1st century A.D.

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Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Roman
Creator Name-CRT: Roman
Title: Mold-blown vessel signed by Ennion
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 1
Creation End Date: 50
Creation Date: First half of 1st century A.D.
Creation Place: found on Cyprus
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: glass
Dimensions: H. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm)
Description: The invention of glassblowing led to an enormous increase in the range of shapes and designs that glassworkers could produce. Experimentation with the new technique led some craftsmen to combine it with glass-casting and pottery-molding techniques to create the so-called mold-blowing process. Mold-blown glass vessels are particularly attractive and were common in the first century A.D. The earliest makers of mold-blown glass probably came from Syria-Palestine, although their wares quickly became popular throughout the Roman empire. Cyprus, where this vessel was found, was one of many locales for glass manufacture. A few glassblowers distinguished themselves by putting their names on the molds; the most famous and gifted of these craftsmen was Ennion, who was active during the first decades of the first century A.D.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 17.194.226
Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
Style or Period: Julio-Claudian
AMICA ID: MMA_.17.194.226
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved

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