Ancient Art

Mold-Blown Jug with Christian Symbols

6th–7th century A.D.

Brownish yellow glass

H: 10.5 cm (4.2 in)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore
1955.6.151
Culture: 
Eastern Mediterranean, Syrian
Period: 
Byzantine, 6th-7th century A.D.
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Moore Collection no. 771.
Likely "Christian Flask with Latin Crosses" from 4-20-1923 Kouchakji Freres receipt.

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. 486, fig. 202, fig. Fig. 202.

Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 135–6, no. 358, ill.

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