Jar with marvered trails

Byzantine or Islamic
Early Byzantine Period
5th century A.D. or later


Catalogue Raisonné

Ancient Glass (MFA), no. 62.

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

94.203

Medium or Technique

Glass, free-blown with applied decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Globular body; slightly outsplayed mouth; rounded rim. Applied, marvered trails dragged into festoon design. Dark fabric with blue, red, yellow, and white decoration. Intact; some iridescence.

Provenance

According to the MFA Register of Glass: by date unknown: with Daniel L. Noorian (one of a group of glass vessels, 94.192-94.203. from various sites in Phoenicia); date unknown: purchased from Daniel L. Noorian by Mrs. S. D. Warren; gift of Mrs. S .D. Warren to MFA, November 21, 1894

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren