Coil base; globular body with tragic mask applied opposite the handle; tubular neck; funnel mouth; handle extending from shoulder to middle of neck, with thumbrest at the bend. Deep blue. Intact; areas of iridescence.
By date unknown: Anonymous Private Collection (according to MFA file card: found near Homs, Syria); Anonymous gift to MFA, June 9, 1931
M. Elizabeth Carter Collection—Gift of Nellie Parney Carter
Roman or Byzantine, Late Imperial or Early Byzantine Period, Probably 4th–5th century A.D.
Ancient Glass (MFA), no. 55.
Height: 15.7 cm (6 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Glass, mold-blown with applied foot, handle, and decoration