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Cup, Sasanian Empire, Iran, probably 500-599. 72.1.21.                        

We have some wonderful resources on our Museum website that should answer your questions. There is a Library research guide on Ancient Glass and Glassmaking. Within it, there are resources about the Portrait King Amenhotep II, one of the earliest known glass portraits, types of ancient glass, such as gold glass from Ancient Rome, and techniques of ancient glass making, like mold blowing. You can also search keywords on the Library website in the advanced catalog search or article index.

We have many more materials on these subjects, and if you have specific topics you would like to research, one of the Library staff would be happy to help. Should you want to read more about these topics, I'm attaching a bibliography of literature on early furnace technologies and one on glass history resources. 

If you wish to borrow copies of library items, please contact your local library. The Rakow Research Library will lend designated books from its collection and will send copies of articles requested by other libraries. Your library can request items through the OCLC WorldShare Interlibrary Loan (ILL) system or by direct request through email at For more information, please see our ILL website.