Jug with trefoil mouth

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


Height: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glass, free-blown with applied handle and decoration

Not On View


Europe, The Ancient World



Separate disc foot; body broadening from base; sloping shoulder; tubular neck; trefoil mouth; thick handle from shoulder to rim. Single coil around lower part of the neck; another trail applied to the mouth below the rim. Greenish. Intact.


According to the MFA Register of Glass this is one of 43 pieces from the vicinity of Tyre in Phoenicia, brought to this country by Michel Farah and acquired by the MFA, January 3, 1893, for $ 800.00 (this amount is the total price for MFA 93.10-93.52)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution, and Everett Fund