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Bottle with flattened sides

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Bulbous body with flattened, slightly indentented sides; constraction at the base of tubular neck; rounded rim. Colorless glass. Intact; surface partly covered with encrustation and iridescence.


According to the MFA Register of Glass: by date unknown: with Daniel L. Noorian (one of a group of glass vessels, 94.192-94.203. from various sites in Phoenicia); date unknown: purchased from Daniel L. Noorian by Mrs. S. D. Warren; gift of Mrs. S .D. Warren to MFA, November 21, 1894

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren

Roman, Imperial Period, Probably 3rd–4th century A.D.


Height: 11 cm (4 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Glass, free-blown and tooled


The Ancient World