Made by Ennion: Ancient Glass Treasures from the Shlomo Moussaieff Collection

May 31, 2011-March 19, 2012

Location: Temporary Exhibition Gallery, Samuel and Saidye Bronfman, Archaeology Wing

Curator: Natalya Katsnelson

Media: Glass

This exhibition will present twenty unique glass vessels from the first-century CE, including seven highly rare examples of the work of the master glassmaker Ennion, who began his career in Sidon (present-day Lebanon) and later immigrated to Italy. On public view for the first time, these mold-blown vessels, including decorated jugs, vases, beakers, and cups, come from the Shlomo Moussaieff Collection, one of the richest assemblages of Ennion’s masterpieces in the world. The remaining vessels in the collection, which are not inscribed with Ennion’s name, were most likely produced in his workshop.