Byzantine Hexagonal Jug

Illustration

Patrick Tinkham
by Metropolitan Museum of Art
published on 13 March 2018

Created in the 6th or 7th century CE, this moulded glass jug measures 15.1 x 8.6 x 7.5 cm. This photo shows a stepped cross, representing one constructed at the site of Jesus' crucifixion by Thoedosius II. The relief designs were produced by blowing molten glass into a mold. (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

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