The Roman House at Hopkins | Everyday Dining: Glass Vessels

Jar with Blue Zigzag Trail

By Nicole Berlin

Accession Number: JHAM 871
Measurements: Width: 10cm, Height: 9cm
Material: Glass
Culture/Date: Roman, 3rd-5th c. CE
Provenance: Syrio-Palestinian

This colorless glass jar is globular in shape and sits on a concave base. The four cobalt blue handles were separately made and connect the rim to the shoulder. It is decorated with two thin, horizontal blue trails and a zigzag trail below. This common type has been found in many fourth to fifth century CE graves throughout the Syrio-Palestinian region.


Corning Museum 69.1.33 and Israel Museum 77.12.269.