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This front matter section of the book titled Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Collection of Mediterranean Antiquities, Vol.1, The Ancient Glass contains the table of contents, a list of abbreviations, the preface, foreword, bibliography and introduction. Most of the ancient glass in the Museum holdings comes from the former Harry Norton collection. Norton, a native of the Eastern Townships in Québec and heir to a large fortune, was a well known patron of the arts. He helped talented young artists and acquired a large collection of contemporary paintings as well as Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Islamic antiquities. During his life, he built up one of the largest collections of ancient glass in North America.

Keywords: ancient glass; fine arts; mediterranean antiquities; Montreal museum

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