Seventeen. Glass

  1. D. T. Potts
  1. Wendy Reade PhD

Published Online: 26 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch17

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

How to Cite

Reade, W. (2012) Glass, in A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ed D. T. Potts), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch17

Editor Information

  1. University of Sydney, Australia

Author Information

  1. Centre for Classical and Near Eastern Studies, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405189880

Online ISBN: 9781444360790

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Keywords:

  • glass industry;
  • earliest glass objects, pyrotechnological industry;
  • vitreous technology, faience production, stone glazing;
  • glass, LBA to end of the IA, mid-1st millennium BC;
  • glass-making, of the Late Bronze Age;
  • LBA vessels, of a blue base color;
  • glass industry, in Egypt at Tell el-Amarna;
  • LBA and IA Near Eastern glass, typological studies;
  • Ancient Near Eastern glass, “soda-lime-silica” glass;
  • Egyptian and Babylonian glasses

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Historical Background of Early Glass

  • The Early Glass Industry

  • Object Studies

  • Glass Composition

  • Silica

  • Lime

  • Plant Ash

  • Mineral Soda

  • Colorants, Opacifiers, and Decolorants

  • Chemical Compositional Analyses

  • Analyses of LBA Near Eastern Glasses

  • Analyses of IA Glasses

  • Summary and Concluding Remarks

  • Guide to Further Reading