Hexagonal Pitcher with Handle

  • Eastern Mediterranean or Italy
  • 6th century A.D.
Catalogue Entry

This pitcher was blown from pale blueish glass and then formed in a hexagonal mold. The bottom has a depression in its center and there is a pontil mark. Two rows of three interchanged patterns are found on the six sides: a plant motif which resembles leaves emerging from a shoot, a round pattern in a diamond shape, and a repetition of small diamond shapes. The blown glass neck opens out horizontally near the top. The end of the glass thread remains on the neck, and originally this glass thread was wrapped four times around the neck. The handle which extends from the shoulder to the mouth area remains, but the glass thread decorations do not.