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Pilgrimage Jug with Christian Symbols

A work made of glass, mold-blown technique.
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  • A work made of glass, mold-blown technique.

Date:

578–636

Artist:

Byzantine; Jerusalem

About this artwork

Glass workshops outside the walls of Jerusalem mass-produced a series of hexagonal and octagonal jugs with Christian or Jewish symbols on their sides. The vessels with Christian symbols, like this example, have images of the cross alternating with diamond shapes. Such vessels were probably filled with oil from holy sites and sold to pilgrims.

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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Byzantine

Title

Pilgrimage Jug with Christian Symbols

Origin

Jerusalem, Latin Kingdom of

Date

578 CE–636 CE

Medium

Glass, mold-blown technique

Dimensions

15 × 9.1 × 7 cm (5 7/8 × 3 9/16 × 2 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Theodore W. and Frances S. Robinson

Reference Number

1947.958

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