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Clear blue glass with some iridescence. Low vertical walls with tapering base. Molded relief decoration consists of two horizontal ridges, between which appear stylized plants designs with ring-shaped flowers.


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

Roman, Early Imperial Period, Late 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.

Place of Manufacture


Catalogue Raisonné

Ancient Glass (MFA), no. 29.


Height: 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glass, Mold-blown


The Ancient World