12 December 2002
AN EARLY CHRISTIAN HEXAGONAL GLASS JUG
Barag Class A, Byzantine Period, Jerusalem, circa 578-614 A.D.
Dark brown in color, the body mold-blown with six panels decorated in sunk relief, each panel with a border of recessed dots, in the panels from left to right: a lozenge with a cross at the center; a cross on a three-tiered stand; a lozenge with a cross at the center; a cross with a bulbous base with concentric circles; a lozenge with a cross at the center; and a cross above two indistinct elements, the long cylindrical neck and trefoil mouth free-blown, the hollow handle folded to create a thumbrest
6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm) high
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
For a similar example see no. 169 in Stern, Roman Mold-blown Glass.
A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION OF ANCIENT GLASS
Christie’s London doorman - shortlisted for Doorman of the Year in Mayfair & St James's 2019 Community Awards - discusses James Bond, Francis Bacon and the day he met Madonna
Over 45 years, the London-based dealer has made his name as a purveyor of eclectic objects from an array of world cultures and historical periods