Small purple flask with two handles - 924.14.6_1


Small purple flask with two handles

Medium:Blown glass with trailed decoration
Geography: Found in Folkestone, England; made in Syria-Palestine
Date: about 375-500 AD
Period: Mediaeval, Byzantine period
9.6 x 5.9 x 3.6 cm
Object number: 924.14.6
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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