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Bottle with floral scrolls and "floating" handles

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Globular body expanding from base to body and then constricting towards neck; relief decoration of floral scrolls and tendrils; two "floating" handles on opposite sides of rim; intact; opaque white glass.


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

Roman, Imperial Period, 1st century A.D.

Place of Manufacture


Catalogue Raisonné

Ancient Glass (MFA), no. 35; Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 140.


Height x width: 3 15/16 x 1 3/4 in. (10 x 4.5 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glass, mold-blown


The Ancient World