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Patella cup (or bowl)

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Patella cup (or bowl) with incurved rim and conical foot. Body in two degrees, flaring upward. Green, somewhat bubbly glass.


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

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Gift of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt

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


Height: 9.8 cm (3 7/8 in.) Diameter: 14.0 cm (5 1/2 in.)

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The Ancient World