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Deep purple glass with splashes of white. Rim broad and molded, without splashes.


By date unknown: W. H. Forman Collection; inherited from him by Mrs. Burt and then, about 1889, by A. H. Browne; by 1899: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Strand, London, W.C. (sale of the Forman collection, June 19-22, lot 199); 1899: with Edward Perry Warren; 1899: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, 1st century A.D.

Place of Manufacture

Near East or Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Ancient Glass (MFA), no. 22.


Height: 14.5 cm (5 11/16 in.); diameter: 15.3 cm (6 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glass; blown using the "splash" technique


The Ancient World