Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Avshalom Avital
Hexagonal jug with plant motif, possibly from Ennion’s workshop
Phoenician coast
1st century CE
Colorless glass with a greenish blue tinge, blown in two-part mold
H: 18.9; Diam: 9.4 cm
Gift of Sarah and Yaakov Salomon, Haifa
Accession number: 81.43.116
 
 
Discovered in tomb at Yahmour, Syria. Body divided into six vertical facets that taper toward the bottom. Decoration arranged in three friezes bordered by horizontal ribs. Narrow upper frieze features a diagonal net pattern. Central and lower friezes decorated with floral patterns: a rosette in a circle, a palm branch, scrolls, and stylized flowers. Each facet surmounted by an arch. Four arches feature X motifs with knobs between the arms; the remaining two contain ivy leaves. Between the arches, spirals. A handle rises from the shoulder and attaches to the rim with a fold.

Publications:
Israeli, Yael, Ancient Glass in the Israel Museum: The Eliahu Dobkin Collection and Other Gifts, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel, 2003, English / Hebrew
Israeli, Yael, Made by Ennion: Ancient Glass Treasures from the Shlomo Moussaieff Collection, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2011, English / Hebrew

Exhibition:
Made by Ennion: Ancient Glass Treasures from the Shlomo Moussaieff Collection, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 01/05/2011 - 01/12/2011

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir