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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.


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.


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glass, mold-blown


The Ancient World