London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
A BYZANTINE PALE BLUE GLASS HEXAGONAL JUG
CIRCA 6TH CENTURY A.D.
Two sides decorated with a palm frond, two with a vertical row of lozenges with concentric circles, and two with a net pattern, the tall cylindrical neck with trefoil lip, and applied handle; and another similar, with two sides decorated with a lozenge and concentric circle pattern, two with a net pattern, one with a palm frond and another with a honeycomb pattern, the tall cylindrical neck with thick applied circular trail, wide everted rim and inward-folded lip, with some iridescence, circa 6th Century A.D.
5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) and 4¾ in. (12 cm.) high respectively (2)
Sold Sotheby's London, July 1991, lot 29.
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