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This bottle is fashioned of thin, citron-colored glass. It has a flat base with straight sides that narrow abruptly to a point of constriction where the body meets the neck. From the constriction the sides form a stretched lotiform with a pronounce pulled, flat rim.


From the Fayum, F 109, Egypt. 1902: Excavated by B.P. Grenfell & A.S. Hunt for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the EEF; received by the MFA on November 17, 1902. (Accession Date: November 17, 1902)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Roman, Late Roman Imperial or Early Byzantine (Coptic), Probably 4th–5th century A.D.


Fayum, Egypt


Height: 15.5 cm (6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glass, free-blown


The Ancient World