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Jug

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

Date:

6th century

Artist:

Byzantine; Eastern Mediterranean, probably Syria

About this artwork

Glass vessels were one of the many kinds of objects that were made for pilgrims of different faiths who visited Jerusalem. This jug was probably used to store blessed oil or water.

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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Byzantine

Title

Jug

Origin

Syria

Date

501 CE–600 CE

Medium

Glass, mold-blown technique

Dimensions

14.3 × 7.9 × 6.8 cm (5 5/8 × 3 1/8 × 2 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Theodore W. and Frances S. Robinson

Reference Number

1947.962

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