Exhibit Watch: Ancient Glassmaker’s Wares on Display at Israel Museum
Through January 28, 2012
The Israel Museum
The Israel Museum, together with collector Shlomo Moussaeiff, has brought together an exceedingly rare collection of ancient glass vessels crafted and signed by the renowned first-century C.E. Phoenician glassmaker Ennion. The exhibit, Made by Ennion, includes nine exquisite pieces of mold-blown glass—several on loan from Moussaeiff—that were decorated and signed by the master craftsman at his workshop in the Phoenician city of Sidon. Also on display are scores of unsigned pieces that were likely crafted by Ennion and his contemporaries.
Phoenician artisans like Ennion revolutionized glassmaking by blowing glass …