Jug

Roman or Byzantine
Imperial or Early Byzantine Period
Late 3rd–5th century A.D.


Place of Manufacture: Mediterranean (Eastern)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ancient Glass (MFA), no. 59.

Dimensions

Height: 12.5 cm (4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.403

Medium or Technique

Glass, free-blown with applied foot, handle, and decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Separatel disc foot; nearly cylindrical body; rounded shoulder; wide, tubular neck, broadening slightly towards the rim; loop handle from top of shoulder to middle of neck. Crimped bands on both sides of the body; four thin coils around the neck; zig-zag trails around the mouth. Uncertain color. Intact; mostly covered with blue-green iridescence.

Provenance

By 1930: Anonymous Private Collection; Anonymous gift to MFA, April 17, 1930

Credit Line

M. Elizabeth Carter Collection—Gift of Nellie Parney Carter