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Yellow-green; fine gold iridescence; some incrustation. Rim broken.

Provenance

By date unknown: with General Luigi Palma di Cesnola (from Cyprus); May 16, 1872: purchased by MFA from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola for $ 1,704.39 (this figure is the total price for MFA 72.1-72.473 and 72.4871-72.4900)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription

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

Dimensions

Height: 8.3 cm (3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.438

Medium or Technique

Glass, blown

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels