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Jug with Medallions

Date:
6th–8th century
Culture:
Byzantine
Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
Overall: 4 15/16 x 4 x 3 3/8 in. (12.5 x 10.2 x 8.6 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Copper
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1967
Accession Number:
67.200.2
  • Description

    The medallions wrapping around the neck of this jug, which was probably used to store liquids, are decorated with images of mounted riders. Such images were associated with the Holy Rider, who warded away evil, as well as with hunters who were identified with abundance and prosperity.

  • Provenance

    Stavros Ioannides, Thessaloniki (date unknown); [ Hesperia Art, Philadelphia (sold date unknown)]; [ Royal-Athena Galleries, New York (sold 1967)]

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