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Hexagonal Jug with Dionysiac Symbols

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Pale greenish glass with blue handle. Ornamented with Dionysiac symbols in relief. Entirely incrusted with pearl iridescence.

Provenance

By 1931: Anonymous Private Collection (said to have been found near Tyre, Syria); Anonymous gift to MFA, March 5, 1931

Credit Line

M. Elizabeth Carter Collection—Gift of Nellie Parney Carter

Roman, Imperial Period, 1st century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Ancient Glass (MFA), no. 31.

Dimensions

10.2 cm (4 in.)

Accession Number

31.130

Medium or Technique

Mold blown glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels