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About This Artwork
Jug, 6th century AD
Glass, mold-blown technique
14.3 x 7.9 x 6.8 cm (5 5/8 x 3 1/8 x 2 5/8 in.)
Gift of Theodore W. and Frances S. Robinson, 1947.962
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.
—Permanent collection label
The Art Institute of Chicago, Ancient Art Galleries, Gallery 155A, April 20, 1994 - February 6, 2012.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Of Gods and Glamour: The Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art, Gallery 153, November 11, 2012 - present.
Wanda Odell, "Ancient Glass: The Mr. and Mrs. Theodore W. Robinson Collection, Gallery 5A, The Art Institute of Chicago," unpublished catalogue (1940), Department of Ancient and Byzantine Art files.