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Thin, light green glass with slight iridescence. Square shape with elongated elliptical indentation on each side. Concave base. Flaring rim.


By date unknown: with General Luigi Palma di Cesnola (from Cyprus); May 16, 1872: purchased by MFA from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola for $ 1,704.39 (this figure is the total price for MFA 72.1-72.473 and 72.4871-72.4900)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription

Roman, Imperial Period, 2nd–3rd century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Ancient Glass (MFA), no. 51.


Height: 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Glass, free-blown and tooled


The Ancient World