[INDOLOGY] glass in ancient India

John Huntington john.darumadera at gmail.com
Thu Jul 7 15:43:56 UTC 2016

In the northern Indic regions of what is now Pakistan and Afghanistan,
there was a substantial number of glass objects found at Begram and some
blue glass blocks (paving tiles?) around the stupa at Butkara I in Swat.
The Begram material is probably imported but the big blocks of blue glass
at Butkara I may have been produced locally.

The Begram material is published in the J. Hackin: Memoires de la
Delegation Archeologique Francaise en Afghanistan, *Recherches
Arceologiques a Begram* Chantier No. 2  (1937), Text and Planches (2 vols)
and *Nouvelles Recherches Archeologiques a Begram* (ancienne Kapici)
(1939-1940) Text and Planches (2 books).

I am not sure of the blue glass from Butkara I was ever published.

John C. Huntington

On Thu, Jul 7, 2016 at 10:08 AM, Dagmar Wujastyk <d.wujastyk at gmail.com>

> Many thanks for these very helpful pointers!
> Dagmar
> On 7 July 2016 at 16:07, Dan Lusthaus <prajnapti at gmail.com> wrote:
>> See https://www.britishmuseum.org/PDF/Mairs.pdf
>> From the British Museum, by Rachel Mairs, "Glassware from Roman Egypt at
>> Begram (Afghanistan) and the Red Sea trade”. Includes large bibliography.
>> Dan
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