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Iridescence of purple, lavender and green; shows mostly on inside. From Crete.

Provenance

According to MFA Register of Glass this is one of a group of vessels (86.34-86.53) nearly all of which were purchased or found in Crete by W. J. Stillman; at date unknown: purchased from W. J. Stillman by Martin Brimmer; gift of Martin Brimmer to MFA, March 17, 1886

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Brimmer

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 3rd–1st century B.C.

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .103 D.

Accession Number

86.50

Medium or Technique

Glass, cast or wheel-made

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels