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Mold-Blown Jug with Stylite Saint

5th–7th century A.D.

Yellowish brown glass

H: 12 cm. (4.8 in.)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore
Eastern Mediterranean, Syrian
Byzantine (5th–7th century A.D.)
Containers - Glass
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Moore Collection no. 157.


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.

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).

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