Hexagonal Jug with Dionysiac Symbols

Roman
Imperial Period
1st century A.D.


Catalogue Raisonné

Ancient Glass (MFA), no. 31.

Dimensions

10.2 cm (4 in.)

Accession Number

31.130

Medium or Technique

Mold blown glass

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Pale greenish glass with blue handle. Ornamented with Dionysiac symbols in relief. Entirely incrusted with pearl iridescence.

Provenance

Said to have been found near Tyre, Syria. 1931, gift of Nellie Parney Carner (b. 1857 - d. 1933), Boston, to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 5, 1931)

Credit Line

M. Elizabeth Carter Collection—Gift of Nellie Parney Carter