Bottle

Egyptian
Early Byzantine (Coptic) Period(?)
4th–5th century A.D. or later


Findspot: Egypt, Akhmim

Dimensions

Height x width: 8.1 x 3 cm (3 3/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.1924

Medium or Technique

Glass, free-blown

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Purplish-gray small vase-shaped bottle with many air bubbles trapped in glass. This bottle may have served as a perfume bottle or unguent container.

Provenance

From Akhmim, excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. Lythgoe purchase.
Purchased by Albert M. Lythgoe

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund