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Flask in the shape of a four-legged animal

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Base in the shape of a four-legged animal (camel, donkey?); pear-shaped body; constriction at the base of the neck, with bulge above. Cage-like arrangment of trails applied at the junction of the vessel with the base. Greenish. Mostly intact, except for some damage to trailed decoration; areas...

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By date unknown: Nellie Parney Carter Collection; gift of Nellie Carter (in the name of M. Elizabeth Carter) to the MFA, June 6, 1929

Credit Line

M. Elizabeth Carter Collection—Gift of Nellie Parney Carter

Byzantine or Islamic, Early Byzantine or Umayyad Period, 6th–8th century A.D.

Place of Manufacture

Eastern Mediterranean

Catalogue Raisonné

Ancient Glass (MFA), no. 64; Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 157.


Height: 12.8 cm. (5 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glass, free-blown and tooled with applied decoration


The Ancient World