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Hexagonal jug with plant motif, possibly from Ennion’s workshop

Hexagonal jug with plant motif, possibly from Ennion’s workshop

Hexagonal jug with plant motif, possibly from Ennion’s workshop

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

Archaeology/Ancient Glass

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.

From the Israel Museum publications:

Israeli, Yael, Ancient Glass in the Israel Museum: The Eliahu Dobkin Collection and Other Gifts, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel, 2003

Israeli, Yael, Made by Ennion: Ancient Glass Treasures from the Shlomo Moussaieff Collection, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2011, English / Hebrew

Exhibitions:

Made by Ennion: Ancient Glass Treasures from the Shlomo Moussaieff Collection, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Temporary Exhibition Gallery, Samuel and Saidye Bronfman, Archaeology Wing, 01/05/2011 - 01/12/2011