Flagon with heavy strap handle and hollow foot - ROM2010_11596_3


Flagon with heavy strap handle and hollow foot

Medium:Blown and tooled glass
Geography: Scythopolis (modern Beit She'an, Israel)
Date: about 275-325 AD
Period: Roman Imperial or Early Byzantine period
22.2 x 12.1 cm
Object number: 910.52.13
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 the Byzantine era. To embellish these vessels, 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-coloured scheme was frequently employed.

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