Collection Catalogues

Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery

Susan B. Matheson

This ambitious volume catalogues the majority of the Yale University Art Gallery’s vast collection of ancient glass. More than 350 objects are described and reproduced in a chronological progression from the Bronze Age through the fourth century A.D. Author and curator of the collection Susan B. Matheson details the history of glassmaking in the ancient Mediterranean, as well as the most noteworthy techniques used. Object entries, which include physical description as well as basic cataloguing data, are presented by period, offering discrete views into specific eras and regions within the broader narrative. Selected entries offer careful analysis of style, technique, and historical significance.

152 pages / 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches / 1 color and 314 black-and-white illustrations / 1980
  • Paperback ISBN 0-89467-010-7
    Out of Print