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Ancient Art

Ovoid Jug

4th–5th century A.D.

Yellow glass

5 7/16 in. (13.8 cm)
Bequest of Florence Baiz van Volkenburgh in memory of her husband Thomas Sedgwick van Volkenburgh, B.A. 1866
1940.266
Culture: 
Roman, Eastern Mediterranean, Syrian
Period: 
Roman-Byzantine
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Provenance: 

Florence Baiz van Volkenburgh (died 1940), New York, NY; bequest in 1940 to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 90–1, no. 243, ill.

Christie’s London, London, Ancient Glass from the Shlomo Moussaieff Collection, sale cat. (July 6, 2016), 61, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.