Jug with trefoil mouth
Roman or Byzantine
Late Imperial or Early Byzantine Period
about 4th century A.D.
Height: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Glass, free-blown with applied handle and decoration
Not On View
Separate disc foot; body broadening from base; sloping shoulder; tubular neck; trefoil mouth; thick handle from shoulder to rim. Single coil around lower part of the neck; another trail applied to the mouth below the rim. Greenish. Intact.
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)
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution, and Everett Fund