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Small, slightly concave base; conical body; outsplayed rim. Body decorated with three sets of abraded bands; between upper sets of bands, groups of three small and one large blue blobs. Pale greenish. Intact; no iridescence.


From a collection formed in Egypt in the early 20th century, probably by Reginald Godfrey Peckitt, Esq, formerly of the Egyptian State Railways; by 1961: Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt Collection, 1826 24th Street, N.W., Washington 8, D.C.; gift of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt to MFA, December 13, 1961

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt

Roman or Byzantine, Late Imperial or Early Byzantine Period, about 4th century A.D. (?)


Height: 19.1 cm (7 1/2 in.) Diameter: 11.4 (4 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Glass, free-blown and cut with applied decoration


The Ancient World