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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.


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

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Gift of Miss M. Elizabeth Carter

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


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

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Medium or Technique

Glass, free-blown with applied handle and decoration


The Ancient World