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Squat, globular body; short, tubular neck; funnel mouth with broad lip; three handles from middle of body to rim. Coil and zigzag trails around lower part of body. Uncertain color with dark blue-green handles and decoration. Intact; heavy iridescence.

Provenance

Probably from Syria.

Credit Line

M. Elizabeth Carter Collection—Anonymous gift

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Ancient Glass (MFA), no. 57.

Dimensions

Height: 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

18.264

Medium or Technique

Glass, free-blown with applied decoration

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels