Six-handled green glass jar - ROM2010_11597_26

ROM2010_11597_26

Six-handled green glass jar

Medium:Blown glass with trailed handles
Geography: Syria-Palestine
Date: about 300-425 AD
Period: Byzantine period
Dimensions:
12.9 x 9.4 x 7.6 cm
Object number: 909.3.41
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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