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Bowl with pattern of concentric circles

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Concave bottom; lower body sloping into nearly vertical sides; nearly horizontal rim. Band of thin, vertical flutes below rim; on the body, relief design consisting of arcs bisected by vertical lines, with raised circular bosses in the interstices; below, concentric ovals. Pale yellow-green. Intact.

Provenance

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Ancient Glass (MFA), no. 41.

Dimensions

Height x diameter (rim): 10.5 x 10 cm (4 1/8 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

50.2272

Medium or Technique

Glass, mold-blown

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels