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Ancient glasswork at the Louvre

It is not definitely known when and where humankind learned the art and the science of manufacturing and manipulating glass. Examples of glass objects appear in our common history between 3500 and 4000 years before present. Glassworking developed in the first millennium BCE, when bowls and goblets and numerous other items started to be fashioned out of it, led by the development of hotter furnaces and the blowpipe method. Some beautiful examples of this ancient art are on display and a few shared below.


About hbhatnagar

I need to fill this up with much better content than I had populated it with earlier. Why I write a blog maybe? I started blogging in 2009 or thereabouts. I was a newly turned atheist and wanted to converse with others of the same persuasion. We're not exactly a big population group in India! It didn't go very well and I sort of lost interest, posting a few things now and then. I got a lot more regular over the last few months and have been posting almost daily since February '15. There were many reasons why I gradually became more regular in posting, but one way or the other, here I am! So this blog has taken shape, being at different points in time my showcase, my comedy club, my art gallery, my book club, my therapist, my close friend, my innermost self....but always my little corner of the world. You are all welcome to visit and I hope you stay awhile! A few points about me because I don't want to lead anyone on(and trust me this does become an issue more often than I'd care to admit). I'm Indian, the brown-skinned variety; if race, ethnicity or skin colour is an issue, you don't have to get to know me any more than what you see on my blog. I'm 40, so if age is an issue, please be informed accordingly. I was a doctor, an ophthalmic surgeon for 10 years before I quit practice.


7 thoughts on “Ancient glasswork at the Louvre

  1. very nice! ❤

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    Posted by Carol Anne | 15/11/2018, 11:21 AM
  2. They are just spectacular, amazing photography too, HB 🙂 Loved the stills!

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Himali Shah | 13/11/2018, 5:35 PM
  3. I, too, always wonder about that… These are incredibly beautiful, 3500 to 4000 years ago!

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    Posted by Amy | 09/11/2018, 7:51 PM

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