Jar with zigzag handles

Roman or Byzantine, Syro-Palestinian
Late Imperial or Early Byzantine Period
4th–5th century A.D.

Place of Manufacture: Syria


Height: 7.8 cm (3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glass, free blown with applied decoration

Not On View


Europe, The Ancient World



A jar with a flat base and a globular body with indented sides. Blue zigzag applied coil, trailing up and down between the shoulder and rim, and forming an ‘openwork cage’. Similar glass jars are attributed to manufacture in late Imperial and early Byzantine Palestine or Syria.

Uncertain color. Intact; areas of iridescence.


By date unknown: Mrs. Walter Scott Fitz Collection (according to MFA file card: from Syria); gift of Mrs. Walter Scott Fitz to MFA, December 12, 1907

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Walter Scott Fitz