User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Patella cup with lid

Start collecting

Patella cup with blue-green glass with much iridescence. Lid, concave-conical with knob in several degrees of which only the first is preserved. Body is 61.1455.1; lid is 61.1455.2


From a collection formed in Egypt in the early 20th century, probably by Reginald Godfrey Peckitt, Esq, formerly of the Egyptian State Railways; by 1961: Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt Collection, 1826 24th Street, N.W., Washington 8, D.C.; gift of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt to MFA, December 13, 1961

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt

Roman, Imperial Period,


Height (of cup): 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.) Height (with lid): 5.1 cm (2 in.) Diameter (of cup at mouth): 6.7 cm (2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World