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Hexagonal jar with indented sides

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Bulbous body with flattened and indented sides; short neck; broad mouth with collar below the rim. Reddish-purple. Intact; some iridescence.


From East Mediterranean; by date unknown: with D. L. Noorian, N. Y.; purchased by MFA from D. L. Noorian, May 1897, for $ 120.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.233-97.238)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation

Roman, Imperial Period, 3rd–4th century A.D.


Height x diameter: 5 x 4.5 cm (1 15/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Glass, free-blown and tooled


The Ancient World