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Heavy and thick; slight iridescence; incrusted; four concentric rings around bottom. From Crete.

Provenance

Date unknown: according to MFA Register of Glass: purchased by W. J. Stillman in Crete; gift of H. P. Kidder to MFA, December 1, 1881

Credit Line

Gift of Henry P. Kidder

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

Dimensions

4.4 x 11.7 cm (1 3/4 x 4 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

81.343

Medium or Technique

Glass, cast or wheel-made

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels