12 December 2002
A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION OF ANCIENT GLASS
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
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For a similar example see no. 169 in Stern, Roman Mold-blown Glass.
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