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Jug with Stylite Saint

5th–7th century A.D.

Mold-blown glass, yellowish brown

4 3/4 in. (12 cm)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore
1955.6.150
Culture: 
Eastern Mediterranean, Syrian
Period: 
Byzantine
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Provenance: 

Moore Collection no. 157.

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. 484, fig. 201.

Dorothy E. Miner, ed., Early Christian and Byzantine Art: An Exhibition Held at the Baltimore Museum of Art, April 25–June 22, exh. cat. (Baltimore: The Walters Art Museum, 1947), 123, no. 620.

Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 133, no. 354, ill.

Martine Newby and Shlomo Moussaieff, Byzantine Mould-blown Glass from the Holy Land with Jewish and Christian Symbols (London: Shlomo Moussaieff, 2008).

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.