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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.

Provenance

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.

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

50.2273

Medium or Technique

Glass, rod-formed and tooled

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels