Jar

Roman or Byzantine
Late Imperial or Early Byzantine Period
about 4th century A.D.


Dimensions

Height: 8.3 cm (3 1/4 in.) Diameter (mouth): 6.4 cm (2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

61.1452

Medium or Technique

Glass, free-blown with applied decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Globular body; flaring neck; hollow bulge below rim. Spiral coil around lower body. Colorless with dark blue decoration. Intact; some iridescence.

Provenance

From a collection formed in Egypt in the early 20th century, probably by Reginald Godfrey Peckitt, Esq, formerly of the Egyptian State Railways; by 1961: Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt Collection, 1826 24th Street, N.W., Washington 8, D.C.; gift of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt to MFA, December 13, 1961

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt