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Square Jug with a Stylite Saint

5th–7th century A.D.

Mold-blown glass, light green

15.47 × 6.86 × 4.47 × 3.51 cm (6 1/16 × 2 11/16 × 1 3/4 × 1 3/8 in.)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore
1955.6.149
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Eastern Mediterranean, Syrian
Period: 
Late Roman or Early Byzantine
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Provenance: 

Moore Collection no. 776.
Kouchakji Freres 4-11-1923 receipt ("Apotheosis Flask").

Bibliography: 

Henry Beauchamp Walters, Catalogue of the Roman Pottery in the Department of Antiquities, British Museum, exh. cat. (London: British Museum, 1908).

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, pp. 483–84, pls. 121–22, fig. 200.

Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 132–33, no. 353.

Richard A. Grossmann, Ancient Glass: A Guide to the Yale Collection (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2002), 37, fig. 38.

Natalie Boymel Kampen, Elizabeth Marlowe, and Rebecca M Molholt, What is a Man: Changing Images of Masculinity in Late Antique Art, exh. cat. (Portland, OR: Cooley Gallery, Reed College, 2002), 69–71, no. 36, pl. 36, ill.

Helen C. Evans and Brandi Ratliff, Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition, 7th–9th Century, exh. cat. (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012), 95, no. 62C.

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