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Globular body; tubular neck.; funnel mouth; handle from shoulder to rim. Line and zigzag trail applied to the body; spiral coil around the neck. Pale green with greenish-blue decoration. Intact.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution, and Everett Fund

Roman or Byzantine, Late Imperial or Early Byzantine Period, 4th–5th century A.D.

Dimensions

Height: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

93.14

Medium or Technique

Glass, free-blown with applied handle and decoration

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels