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Ancient Art

Jar with Trailed Thread Decoration

4th–5th century A.D.

Free-blown glass, brown with trailed thread decoration

H. 7.2 cm.
max. diam. of body 7 cm.
The Anna Rosalie Mansfield Collection
1930.416
Culture: 
Roman, Eastern Mediterranean or Egyptian(?)
Period: 
Roman-Byzantine
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Provenance: 

Found at Gor Busan by A. Khayat in 1900 and bought from him the same year.

Bibliography: 

Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 115–16, no. 304, ill.

Christie’s London, London, Ancient Glass from the Shlomo Moussaieff Collection, sale cat. (July 6, 2016), 67, 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.