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Purplish-gray small vase-shaped bottle with many air bubbles trapped in glass. This bottle may have served as a perfume bottle or unguent container.

Provenance

From Akhmim, excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. Lythgoe purchase. Purchased by Albert M. Lythgoe

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, Early Byzantine (Coptic) Period(?), 4th–5th century A.D. or later

Findspot

Akhmim, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 8.1 x 3 cm (3 3/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.1924

Medium or Technique

Glass, free-blown

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels