ISBN: PB: 9781606069196

Getty Publications

February 2025

436 pp.

27,9x21,6 cm

650 colour illus.

85.00 GBP


Ancient Glass in the J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum's collection of ancient glass – astonishingly delicate, richly hued, and fancifully shaped-is among the most celebrated in the United States. With objects ranging from the Bronze Age to the medieval period (1500 BCE - 1000 CE), the 584 works included in this publication originated from a wide geographical area, including the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and central Europe.This catalogue, written by acclaimed scholar Anastassios Antonaras, begins with a fascinating essay on the history of glassmaking – a highly technical art form that is still practiced similarly today – and continues with detailed and informative entries on the pieces. Each entry is accompanied by vivid photography. The book also includes a history of the collection, glossary of glassmaking terms, technical study, and full bibliography.

About the author

Anastassios Antonaras is an archaeologist and a curator who serves as head of the Exhibition, Education, and Communications Department at the Museum of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki.