Hexagonal jug with Christian symbols

Early Byzantine Period
Late 6th–early 7th century A.D.

Place of Manufacture: Israel, Jerusalem

Catalogue Raisonné

Ancient Glass (MFA), no. 39.


Height: 13.2 cm (5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glass, mold-blown

Not On View


Europe, The Ancient World



Hexagonal body; cylindrical neck; trefoil mouth; handle from shoulder to rim. On each side of the body, an impressed design within a rectangular frame of round dots: 1) cross on globe resting on three steps, 2) lozenge, 3) cross on a base resembling a wide-necked vessel with two handles, 4) lozenge, 5) cross on bulbous base standing in two concentric circles shown in perspective, 6) lozenge. Yellowish-brown. Intact; small areas of iridescence.


From Khayat Collection, sold by Doll & Richards, May 13, 14, 1915. Catalogue #181.

Credit Line

M. Elizabeth Carter Collection—Gift of Nellie Parney Carter