Date: 2nd–early 1st century B.C.
Culture: Greek, probably Eastern Mediterranean
Medium: Glass; cast
Dimensions: 5 7/16 x 6 1/8 in. (13.8 x 15.6 cm)
Credit Line: Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number: 91.1.1303
Although fragments of mosaic glass are quite numerous and widespread, relatively few intact vessels are known. This jar is one of the star pieces to have survived and is a tour-de-force of the Hellenistic glassworker's skill. Made in imitation of vessels carved in semiprecious stone, such as onyx and banded agate, it gives an idea of the opulent tastes of the age.