Ancient Art

Jar with Four Faces

4th–5th century A.D.

Mold-blown glass, transparent dark violet

12.6 × 9 cm (4 15/16 × 3 9/16 in.) diameter at rim
max. diameter of body: 9.2 cm (3 5/8 in.)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore
Not on view
Roman, Eastern Mediterranean
4th–5th century
Containers - Glass

Moore Collection no. 820.


Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 124, no. 333, ill.

Gustavus A. Eisen, Glass: Its Origin, History, Chronology, Technic and Classification to the Sixteenth Century, 2 vols. (New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1927), vol. 1, p. 319, pl. 73.

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