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Hexagonal Flask with Jewish Symbols

6th–7th century A.D.

Mold-blown glass

7.9 cm (3 1/8 in.) 7.94 x 5.59 x 6.76 cm (3 1/8 x 2 3/16 x 2 11/16 in.)
The Anna Rosalie Mansfield Collection
1930.439
Culture: 
Eastern Mediterranean, Palestinian, possibly Jerusalem
Period: 
Late Roman or Early Byzantine
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

said to have come from Beit Shean, Palestine; Khayat, 1902.

Bibliography: 

Professor Paul V. C. Baur, Gerasa, City of the Decapolis, ed. Carl H. Kraeling (New Haven, Conn.: American Schools of Oriental Research, 1938), 544, no. 101, fig. 141, a.

Dan Barag, “Glass Pilgrim Vessels from Jerusalem,” Journal of Glass Studies 12 (1970): 57.

Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 131, no. 350, ill.

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