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Bottle with cylindrical bosses

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Spherical body; tubular neck. Cut decoration consisting of three bands around the neck; a band at the level of the shoulder; and alternating rows of pentagons (top and bottom) and hexagons (middle) with round bosses in the centers. Colorless. 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—Charles Bain Hoyt Collection

Near Eastern, Persian, Sasanian or Islamic, Sasanian or Umayyad Period, 6th–8th century A.D. or later

Catalogue Raisonné

Ancient Glass (MFA), no. 63.


Height: 14.3 cm (5 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glass, free-blown and cut


The Ancient World