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Separate conical foot; pear-shaped body with vertical indentations on lower part; rounded shoulder; long, tubular neck; funnel mouth. Spiral coils around mouth. Pale green. Intact; heavy iridescence with patches of gritty encrustation.


By date unknown: Mrs. W. Scott Fitz Collection (according to MFA file card: from Syria); gift of Mrs. W. Scott Fitz to MFA, March 14, 1907

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. W. Scott Fitz

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Ancient Glass (MFA), no. 50.


Height: 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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


The Ancient World