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Beaker with pattern of lozenges and knobs

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Slightly flattened base; convex lower body; nearly vertical sides; slightly flaring rim. Relief decoration consisting of a broad band of vertical flutes beneath the rim; on the lower body, a net pattern with raised knobs in the interstices. Pale green glass. Intact.


By date unknown: Charles Bain Hoyt Collection (according to his associate Burdon-Muller, the Hoyt "Greek & Roman glass and lead-glazed vases were all purchased from Kelekian and Kouchakji in New York"; bequest of Charles Bain Hoyt to MFA, May 11, 1950

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Bain Hoyt

Roman or Byzantine, Late Imperial or Early Byzantine Period, 4th century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Ancient Glass (MFA), no. 42.


Height: 9.1 cm (3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glass, mold-blown


The Ancient World