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Remaking an ancient glass fish at the Corning Museum of Glass

In a first from March 2011, Bill Gudenrath of the Corning Museum of Glass attempts to make a copy of one of the fish-shaped glass pieces displayed in The British Museum‘s 2011 Afghanistan: Crossroads of the Ancient World

During the exhibition of over 200 objects (pdf) that were on loan from the National Museum of Afghanistan in Kabul some from between the 3rd century BC and 1st century AD — the museum showcased “nineteen of the roughly 180 glass vessels found in the ancient Kushan storerooms at Begram,” including three of these fish:

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