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Ancient Art

Wide-Mouthed Jar

Probably 5th century A.D.

Pale greenish glass

6.5 × 6 cm (2 9/16 × 2 3/8 in.)
The Yale-British School Excavations at Gerasa
1935.321
Geography: 
Excavated in Gerasa, Jordan
Culture: 
Gerasa (Jordan)
Period: 
Roman
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Provenance: 

Excavated by the Yale-British School Excavations at Gerasa (Area west of Church of St. Theodore, room B9), present-day Jordan, 1928–34; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Professor Paul V. C. Baur, Gerasa, City of the Decapolis, ed. Carl H. Kraeling (New Haven, Conn.: American Schools of Oriental Research, 1938), 534, no. 72.

Lisa R. Brody and Gail Hoffman, eds., Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire (Chestnut Hill, Mass.: McMullen Museum of Art, 2014), 245, no. 13, pl. 13.

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.