Byzantine-paleochristian blue glass pitcher decorated with Christian motifs, 4th-6th century A.D.

Material:  Glass
Conservation:  Good condition
Material:  Glass
Dimensions:  16 cm
Provenance:  Leopoldo Benguerel Collection / Archaeological Gallery, Spain, 2014 / This piece is accompanied by an export certificate from the Spanish Ministry of Culture No. 2020/00480 with date 14/02/2020 and certificate of authenticity.
Exhibited:  Ifergan Collection, Málaga (2018-2020)
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The bottles or small jars of libations were used in paleocristiana epoch in the Christian religious cults, of there that the jar possesses Christian motives such as a cross in its frontal face. The blowing of glass is a complex technique that began to occur in the first century BC, as until that time had been made using models of sandy cores. This geometric bottle with a stylised neck and privileged details is a great example of the bottles of religious libations from the Paleochristian period.

It is made of blown glass and, in fact, glass blowing is a complex technique that began to be produced in the first century B.C., since until then it had been done using models of sandy cores.

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