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Miniature two-handled jar (amphora)

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Lead-glazed ware, brown. Wide mouthed amphora; at base of neck, narrow raised band; on body and neck, close-set incisions, covered by glaze.


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—Charles Bain Hoyt Collection

Roman, Imperial Period, Flavian or Trajanic, A.D. 80–120

Place of Manufacture

South Italy


Height: 8.1 cm (3 3/16 in.); diameter: 6.7 cm (2 5/8 in.).

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Medium or Technique

Glazed ceramic


The Ancient World