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Oil flask (aryballos)

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Green, iridescent glass. Condition: Piece intact except for tip of one end of bronze handle.

Provenance

By 1901: with A. Khayat, Boston; purchased by MFA from A. Khayat, November 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, 1st–2nd century A.D. or later

Place of Manufacture

Mediterranean (Eastern)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ancient Glass (MFA), no. 60.

Dimensions

Height: 7.3 cm (2 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.8227

Medium or Technique

Glass; free-blown with attached glass and bronze handles; wheel-cut lines around center of body

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels