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Ancient Art

Jug with Palm Garlands

1st century A.D.

Mold-blown glass, transparent dark brownish green

11.7 × 8.4 cm (4 5/8 × 3 5/16 in.)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore
1955.6.69
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Eastern Mediterranean, Roman
Period: 
Roman
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Provenance: 

The Kouchakji Frères Collection Rare Ancient Faiences and Antique Glass and Bronzes Beautiful Persian Miniatures and Rugs, New York, March 8–9, 1918, lot 279. Apparently acquired from Fahim Kouchakji, 1937.
May be described in 7-20-1937 Kouhcakji receipt.

Bibliography: 

American Art Galleries, New York, The Kouchakji Frères Collection Rare Ancient Faiences and Antique Glass and Bronzes Beautiful Persian Miniatures and Rugs, sale cat. (March 8, 1918–March 9, 1918), n.p., lot 279.

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. 275, pl. 61.

Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 52, no. 131, ill.

Axel von Saldern, Antikes Glas (Munich: Verlag C. H. Beck, 2004), 258, note 31.

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.