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Yellow-Green Hexagonal Glass Bottle with a Stylite Saint

Date:
mid-5th–7th century
Geography:
Made in Syria (?)
Culture:
Byzantine
Medium:
Moulded glass
Dimensions:
Overall: 8 9/16 x 2 1/2 x 2 9/16 in. (21.7 x 6.4 x 6.5 cm)
Classification:
Glass-Vessels
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Carleton S. Coon, 1961
Accession Number:
61.247
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 300
The stylite saints depicted on tall glass vessels made in Syria were men who renounced the world and lived atop pillars (styloi). Most renowned was Saint Symeon the Stylite the Elder (389–459), whose pillar on the mountain of Qal‘at Sem‘an, near Antioch, became the center of a large pilgrimage complex. Pilgrims collected dirt from the base of his column.
Mr. Paul Dougherty(from at least 1931 when on loan to MMA); Lisa Daugherty Coon, Devon, PA (by descent–1961)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Ninety-Second Annual Report of the Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Fiscal Year 1961-1962." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 21, no. 2 (October 1962). p. 79.

Evans, Helen C., and Brandie Ratliff, ed. Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition, 7th–9th century. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012. no. 62A, p. 95.

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