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Deep grass-green color; slight traces of iridescence; surface unpolished, two concentric incised rings on the bottom.

Provenance

According to MFA Register of Glass: Benjamin W. Crowninshield Collection (bought by him in Athens in 1880-1881); gift of Benjamin W. Crowninshield to MFA, December 19, 1887

Credit Line

Gift of Benjamin W. Crowninshield

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 3rd–1st century B.C.

Dimensions

4.3 x 11.3 cm (1 11/16 x 4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

87.418

Medium or Technique

Glass, cast or wheel-made

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels