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Ancient Art

Funnel-Mouthed Vessel with Elephant Heads

3rd–5th century A.D. (material); 19th–20th century

Glass of various colors

H. as reconstructed 15.7 cm, D. mouth 19.7 cm
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore
1955.6.193
Culture: 
Syrian(?)
Period: 
modern work on Roman-Byzantine material
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Bibliography: 

Gustavus A. Eisen, Glass: Its Origin, History, Chronology, Technic and Classification to the Sixteenth Century, 2 vols. (New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1927), vol. 2, p. 389.

Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 145, no. A21, ill.

Lisa R. Brody et al., “Techniques for Treating Glass and Ceramics,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2010): 84–85, fig. 1–2.

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.