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Pear-shaped body; funnel mouth, handle from middle of body to rim. Single coil around the base of the neck; another coil around the rim. Colorless with blue-green handle and decoration. Intact, except for damage to the coil around the base of the neck; areas of iridescence and encrustation.

Provenance

By date unknown: Miss M. Elizabeth Carter Collection; gift of Miss M. Elizabeth Carter, through Miss Nellie P. Carter, to MFA, August 15, 1912

Credit Line

Gift of Miss M. Elizabeth Carter

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

Dimensions

Height: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.768

Medium or Technique

Glass, free-blown with applied handle and decoration

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels