Ancient Art

Reliquary Vial

4th century A.D.

Glass

2 3/8 in H. 7/8 in base D.
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore
1955.6.165
Culture: 
Roman, Eastern Mediterranean, Syrian
Period: 
Roman-Byzantine
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Status: 
Not on view
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. 610, fig. 252.

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