Bottle

Roman
Late Roman Imperial or Early Byzantine (Coptic)
Probably 4th–5th century A.D.


Findspot: Fayum, Egypt, F 109

Dimensions

Height: 15.5 cm (6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

02.816

Medium or Technique

Glass, free-blown

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This bottle is fashioned of thin, citron-colored glass. It has a flat base with straight sides that narrow abruptly to a point of constriction where the body meets the neck. From the constriction the sides form a stretched lotiform with a pronounce pulled, flat rim.

Provenance

From the Fayum, F 109, Egypt. 1902: Excavated by B.P. Grenfell & A.S. Hunt for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the EEF; received by the MFA on November 17, 1902. (Accession Date: November 17, 1902)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription