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The Resource Early glass of the ancient world : 1600 B.C.-A.D. 50 : Ernesto Wolf collection, E. Marianne Stern, Birgit Schlick-Nolte

Early glass of the ancient world : 1600 B.C.-A.D. 50 : Ernesto Wolf collection, E. Marianne Stern, Birgit Schlick-Nolte

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Early glass of the ancient world : 1600 B.C.-A.D. 50 : Ernesto Wolf collection
Title
Early glass of the ancient world
Title remainder
1600 B.C.-A.D. 50 : Ernesto Wolf collection
Statement of responsibility
E. Marianne Stern, Birgit Schlick-Nolte
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Precious Egyptian glass of the Pharaonic period, luxury wares of Hellenistic times, and brilliant mosaic glass inlays from the Ptolemaic period and the early years of the Roman Empire - products of almost all the significant glass centers of the ancient world - are here presented for the first time. This splendid array was gathered in a few decennia by Ernesto Wolf who, recognizing the importance of preserving as much as possible of the archaeological context of ancient glass, acquired groups of finds in their entirety, among them an important hoard of Hellenistic luxury glass. The product of a discerning collector with a keen eye for beauty, these 155 vessels and objects range from the beginnings of glassworking in the sixteenth century B.C. to the first century A.D. when the novel technique of glassblowing spread through the Roman Empire
  • Of particular value is a systematic analysis - the first to date - of the history of ancient glass technology. Presented in easy-to-understand language and accompanied by numerous comparative photographs and drawings, step-by-step descriptions of studio experiments reconstruct the techniques of the ancient artisans. The descriptive catalogue of this comprehensive collection is illustrated with full-color photographs by Peter Frankenstein and Hendrik Zwietasch who have captured the magic of ancient glass, enabling the reader to behold many small objects as through a magnifying glass. E. Marianne Stern and Birgit Schlick-Nolte meticulously researched and documented Ernesto Wolf's collection to create an essential handbook of early ancient glass
Cataloging source
NNMM
Dewey number
748.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NK5107
LC item number
.S7 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
Label
Early glass of the ancient world : 1600 B.C.-A.D. 50 : Ernesto Wolf collection, E. Marianne Stern, Birgit Schlick-Nolte
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 419-423) and index
Contents
Technical Considerations. Glassmaking. The Working Properties of Glass. Glassworking Facilities. Manufacturing Techniques -- Notes on Technical Considerations -- A Hoard of Hellenistic Luxury Glass. The Hoard in the Wolf Collection and the Glass Hoards from Canosa. Date of the Hoard. Origin. Techniques -- Notes on the Hoard of Hellenistic Luxury Glass
Control code
5658244
Dimensions
28 cm.
Edition
English ed.
Extent
430 p.
Isbn
9783775705028
Isbn Type
(German ed.)
Lccn
95182371
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm37400644
  • (OCoLC)37400644
Label
Early glass of the ancient world : 1600 B.C.-A.D. 50 : Ernesto Wolf collection, E. Marianne Stern, Birgit Schlick-Nolte
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 419-423) and index
Contents
Technical Considerations. Glassmaking. The Working Properties of Glass. Glassworking Facilities. Manufacturing Techniques -- Notes on Technical Considerations -- A Hoard of Hellenistic Luxury Glass. The Hoard in the Wolf Collection and the Glass Hoards from Canosa. Date of the Hoard. Origin. Techniques -- Notes on the Hoard of Hellenistic Luxury Glass
Control code
5658244
Dimensions
28 cm.
Edition
English ed.
Extent
430 p.
Isbn
9783775705028
Isbn Type
(German ed.)
Lccn
95182371
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm37400644
  • (OCoLC)37400644

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