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Jar with marvered trails

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Globular body; slightly outsplayed mouth; rounded rim. Applied, marvered trails dragged into festoon design. Dark fabric with blue, red, yellow, and white decoration. Intact; some iridescence.

Provenance

According to the MFA Register of Glass: by date unknown: with Daniel L. Noorian (one of a group of glass vessels, 94.192-94.203. from various sites in Phoenicia); date unknown: purchased from Daniel L. Noorian by Mrs. S. D. Warren; gift of Mrs. S .D. Warren to MFA, November 21, 1894

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren

Byzantine or Islamic, Early Byzantine Period, 5th century A.D. or later

Catalogue Raisonné

Ancient Glass (MFA), no. 62.

Dimensions

Height: 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

94.203

Medium or Technique

Glass, free-blown with applied decoration

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels