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Jug with Christian Symbols

Late 6th–7th century A.D.

Mold-blown glass, dark brown

overall height: 14.22 cm (5 5/8 in.) body height: 7.11 cm (2 13/16 in.)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore
1955.6.152
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Eastern Mediterranean, Palestinian, Jerusalem(?)
Period: 
Late Roman or Early Byzantine
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Provenance: 

Moore Collection no. 784.
Kouchakji Freres 5-10-1923 receipt ("Christian Flask IVth Century).

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. 505, pls. 126–28.

Dan Barag, “Glass Pilgrim Vessels from Jerusalem,” Journal of Glass Studies 12 (1970): 55, no. 4, Class 1.

Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 129–130, no. 349.

Susan B. Matheson and Diana E.E. Kleiner, I Claudia Women in Ancient Rome, exh. cat. (New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 1996), 101, no. 69, ill.

Richard A. Grossmann, Ancient Glass: A Guide to the Yale Collection (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2002), 23, fig. 23, 23a.

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.