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Bottle with basket handle

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Tubular base ring; nearly spherical body transitioning smoothly into tubular neck; funnel mouth; two handles from upper body to rim, with a hoop extending from one side of the rim to the other. Spiral trails on neck, mouth, and rim. Pale greenish with blue-green handle. Intact; some iridescence.


By date unknown: Margaret B. Brown Collection; gift of the estate of Margaret B. Brown to MFA, January 13, 1955

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Margaret B. Brown

Roman or Byzantine, Late Imperial or Early Byzantine Period, 4th–5th century A.D.

Place of Manufacture

Eastern Mediterranean


Height (with handles): 12 cm (4 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Glass, free-blown with applied handle and decoration


The Ancient World