Jug with trefoil mouth

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


Height: 20.3 cm (8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glass, free-blown with applied handle and decoration

Not On View


Europe, The Ancient World



Rounded base; conical body expanding upward from base to rounded shoulder; tubular neck; trefoil mouth; handle from shoulder to rim, with circular thumbrest. Single coil around the base of the neck; series of applied trails following the contour of the mouth. Transparent pale greenish-blue with darker geenish-blue handle and decoration. Intact; areas of iridescence.


By date unknown: with Azeez Khayat, New York (according to the MFA Register of Glass: said to have come from the Eastern coast of the Mediterranean); November 1901: purchased by MFA from Azeez Khayat for $ 272.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.7446-01.7451)

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund