Exhibitions/ Ennion

Ennion: Master of Roman Glass

At The Met Fifth Avenue
December 9 / 2014–April 13 / 2015
Exhibitions are free with Museum admission.

Exhibition Overview

The most outstanding examples of first-century Roman mold-blown glass were produced by the master glassworker Ennion, the focus of this exhibition. With twenty-four examples from collections in Israel, Europe, and the United States, it is the largest gathering of his work to be displayed in an exhibition. Works by other named glassworkers—such as Jason, Neikais, Meges, and Aristeas—are also on view, along with a selection of unsigned mold-blown glass vessels that illustrates the profound influence Ennion exerted on the nascent Roman glass industry.


The exhibition is made possible by Diane Carol Brandt, The Vlachos Family Fund, and The David Berg Foundation.

The catalogue is made possible by The Adelaide Milton de Groot Fund, in memory of the de Groot and Hawley families. Additional support is provided by Dr. Shlomo Moussaieff.



Hexagonal flask (amphoriskos), signed by Ennion, 1st half of 1st century A.D. Early Imperial, Julio-Claudian. Said to be from Potamia, near Golgoi, Cyprus. Glass; blown in a four-part mold. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881 (81.10.224)