The invention of glassblowing revolutionized the production of glass vessels in the Greco-Roman world. At the forefront of its development was Ennion, who perfected the technique of mold blowing in the early 1st century AD. Not only was he the greatest exponent of the craft, but he signed his work, thereby creating a brand name and, as it were, a designer label.
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December 5, 2015, 10:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Ennion: Master of Roman Glass
Florence Gould Theater, Legion of Honor
Presented by Christopher Lightfoot, Curator of Greek and Roman Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Admission: AAC members free / General public $5 suggested donation