Jar

Roman or Byzantine
Late Imperial or Early Byzantine Period
about 4th century A.D.


Catalogue Raisonné

Ancient Glass (MFA), no. 57.

Dimensions

Height: 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

18.264

Medium or Technique

Glass, free-blown with applied decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Squat, globular body; short, tubular neck; funnel mouth with broad lip; three handles from middle of body to rim. Coil and zigzag trails around lower part of body. Uncertain color with dark blue-green handles and decoration. Intact; heavy iridescence.

Provenance

Probably from Syria.

Credit Line

M. Elizabeth Carter Collection—Anonymous gift