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Hexagonal jug with Christian symbols

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Hexagonal body; cylindrical neck; trefoil mouth; handle from shoulder to rim. On each side of the body, an impressed design within a rectangular frame of round dots: 1) cross on globe resting on three steps, 2) lozenge, 3) cross on a base resembling a wide-necked vessel with two handles, 4)...

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From Khayat Collection, sold by Doll & Richards, May 13, 14, 1915. Catalogue #181.

Credit Line

M. Elizabeth Carter Collection—Gift of Nellie Parney Carter

Byzantine, Early Byzantine Period, Late 6th–early 7th century A.D.

Place of Manufacture

Jerusalem, Israel

Catalogue Raisonné

Ancient Glass (MFA), no. 39.


Height: 13.2 cm (5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glass, mold-blown


The Ancient World