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Jug with trefoil mouth

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Rounded base; conical body expanding upward from base to rounded shoulder; tubular neck; trefoil mouth; handle from shoulder to rim, with circular thumbrest. Single coil around the base of the neck; series of applied trails following the contour of the mouth. Transparent pale greenish-blue with...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Azeez Khayat, New York (according to the MFA Register of Glass: said to have come from the Eastern coast of the Mediterranean); November 1901: purchased by MFA from Azeez Khayat for $ 272.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.7446-01.7451)

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund

Roman or Byzantine, Late Imperial or Early Byzantine Period, about 4th century A.D.

Dimensions

Height: 20.3 cm (8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7449

Medium or Technique

Glass, free-blown with applied handle and decoration

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels