Tall glass flask with trailed decoration - ROM2010_11597_2


Tall glass flask with trailed decoration

Medium:Blown glass with trailed decoration
Geography: Found in Beit She'an, Israel
Date: about 475-525 AD
Period: Early Byzantine period
29.3 x 6.3 cm
Object number: 910.52.28
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of Byzantium

Glass 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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