Jar with marvered trails

Byzantine or Islamic
Early Byzantine Period
5th century A.D. or later

Catalogue Raisonné

Ancient Glass (MFA), no. 62.


Height: 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glass, free-blown with applied decoration

Not On View


Europe, The Ancient World



A jar with a globular body, a slightly outsplayed mouth and a rounded rim. The jar is decorated with applied marvered trails dragged into a festoon design. Similar vessels are attributed to manufacture in Late-Roman, Byzantine and Early Islamic Syro-Palestinian regions.

Dark fabric with blue, red, yellow, and white decoration. Intact; some iridescence.


According to the MFA Register of Glass: by date unknown: with Daniel L. Noorian (one of a group of glass vessels, 94.192-94.203. from various sites in Phoenicia); date unknown: purchased from Daniel L. Noorian by Mrs. S. D. Warren; gift of Mrs. S .D. Warren to MFA, November 21, 1894

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren