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This bottle of tear-drop shape is fashioned of a heavy, blue-green glass. The base is rounded with a small flat area for standing. There is a point of slight constriction where the body meets the tube neck which terminates at the top in a slightly flaring rim. This type of vessel was used to...

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Provenance

From the Fayum, F 148. 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

Egyptian, Byzantine (Coptic) Period, A.D. 364–476

Findspot

Fayum, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 12.5 cm (4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

02.817

Medium or Technique

Glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels