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Separate foot; double tube; three-part basket handle. Body enclosed within cage-like arrangment of applied trails. Pale green. Intact; some iridescence.


By date unknown: with Azeez Khayat, New York (according to the MFA Register of Glass: said to have come from the Eastern coast of the Mediterranean); November 1901: purchased by MFA from Azeez Khayat for $ 272.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.7446-01.7451)

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund

Roman or Byzantine, Imperial or Early Byzantine Period, Late 3rd–early 5th century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Ancient Glass (MFA), no. 56.


Height: 22.2 cm (8 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glass, free-blown with applied foot, handles, and decoration


The Ancient World