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Ancient Art

Hexagonal Jug

Late 6th–7th century A.D.

Mold-blown glass, transparent dark brown

16.5 × 11.2 × 7.2 cm (6 1/2 × 4 7/16 × 2 13/16 in.)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore
1955.6.153
Culture: 
Near Eastern Mediterranean, Palestinian, Jerusalem(?)
Period: 
Late Roman or Early Byzantine
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Bibliography: 

Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 131–2, no. 352, ill.

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

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. 504, fig. 208.

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