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Installation of ancient glass in the Mary and James Ottaway Gallery of Ancient Dura-Europos
October 14, 2021

Collection of Ancient Glass

A new installation at the Gallery features highlights from its extraordinary collection of ancient glass, which is one of the largest and best in the country. The display showcases 56 exquisite and rare examples of Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman glass that range from the 14th century B.C. to the 7th century A.D. The selection represents the full spectrum of masterful techniques and styles developed during the early history of glassmaking, illustrating the high level of artistry achieved by glassmakers in the ancient world.