Hexagonal jug with linked diamond and herringbone patterns - 909.3.31_1

909.3.31_1

Hexagonal jug with linked diamond and herringbone patterns

Medium:Mould blown glass
Geography: Syro-Palestine
Date: about 375-500 AD
Period: Byzantine period
Dimensions:
19 x 7.6 x 8.2 cm
Object number: 909.3.31
Credit Line: The Walter Massey Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of Byzantium
DescriptionGlass flasks, jars, beakers, and small toiletry flasks of uniform fabric were popular during this era. To embellish these vessel, artisans enjoyed applying trail and coil decorations, heavy threads, frills, and zigzag patterns. Sometimes they added coil upon coil of glass to form very fancy and elaborate handles. A two-colour scheme was frequently employed.
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