Jar with two handles

Roman or Byzantine
Late Imperial or Early Byzantine Period
4th–early 5th century A.D.


Dimensions

Height: 8 cm (3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

93.27

Medium or Technique

Glass, free-blown with applied handles and decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Globular body with rounded sides tapering towards the neck; wide mouth with projecting bulge; vertical rim; two opposing handles from middle of the body attached at the bulge and again at the top of the rim. Triple coil above zigzag trails around the body. Colorless with green handles and blue-green decoration. Intact.

Provenance

According to the MFA Register of Glass this is one of 43 pieces from the vicinity of Tyre in Phoenicia, brought to this country by Michel Farah and acquired by the MFA, January 3, 1893, for $ 800.00 (this amount is the total price for MFA 93.10-93.52)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution, and Everett Fund