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Miniature two-handled jar

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Globular body, decorated with twisted indentations; wide mouth, also with indentations; a pair of small handles from shoulder to rim. Opaque black. Intact.


By date unknown: Charles Bain Hoyt Collection (according to his associate Burdon-Muller, the Hoyt "Greek & Roman glass and lead-glazed vases were all purchased from Kelekian and Kouchakji in New York"; bequest of Charles Bain Hoyt to MFA, May 11, 1950

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Bain Hoyt

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


Height x diameter: 3.5 x 4.5 cm (1 3/8 x 1 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Glass, rod-formed and tooled


The Ancient World