Hexagonal Flask with Jewish Symbols Artist: Unknown

6th–7th century A.D.

Ancient Art

On view, 1st floor, Dura-Europos

Mold-blown glass, brown


3 1/8 × 2 3/16 × 2 11/16 in. (7.9 × 5.6 × 6.8 cm)

Credit Line

The Anna Rosalie Mansfield Collection

Accession Number



Late Roman or Early Byzantine


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said to have come from Beit Shean, Palestine; Khayat, 1902.
  • Richard A. Grossmann, Ancient Glass: A Guide to the Yale Collection (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2002), 23, Center, fig. 23, 23b
  • Susan B. Matheson and Diana E.E. Kleiner, I Claudia Women in Ancient Rome, exh. cat. (New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 1996), 101, no. 68, ill
  • Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 131, no. 350, ill
  • Dan Barag, "Glass Pilgrim Vessels from Jerusalem," Journal of Glass Studies 12 (1970), 57
  • 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.
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Object/Work type

flasks (bottles)

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