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Cylindrical body with vertical flutes; sloping transition from horizontal shoulder to tubular neck; broad funnel mouth; handle from shoulder to rim. Single coil around the lower part of the neck and on outside of lip; another coil applied unevenly around the rim. Greenish with dark green...

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According to the MFA Register of Glass this is one of 43 pieces from the vicinity of Tyre in Phoenicia, brought to this country by Michel Farah and acquired by the MFA, January 3, 1893, for $ 800.00 (this amount is the total price for MFA 93.10-93.52)

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Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution, and Everett Fund

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


Height: 10.8 cm (4 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Glass, mold-blown with applied handle and decoration


The Ancient World