Glass Slab

This raw slab of deep blue glass was found with several other glass slabs in the Monastery. It was possibly intended to be cut into tesserae for mosaic decoration. 

Provenience: East side of Room A in the Monastery of Lady Mary (Cemetery North 270)

Date: 550-600 CE

Height: 9 cm

Width: 11 cm

Object Number: 31-50-125

Museum Record

Further Reading:

Fitzgerald, Gerald M. A Sixth Century Monastery at Beth-Shan. Philadelphia: University Museum, 1939.