Byzantine (Coptic) Period
Findspot: Fayum, Egypt, F 148
Height: 12.5 cm (4 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This bottle of tear-drop shape is fashioned of a heavy, blue-green glass. The base is rounded with a small flat area for standing. There is a point of slight constriction where the body meets the tube neck which terminates at the top in a slightly flaring rim. This type of vessel was used to hold perfume or unguents.
The bottle is intact.
From the Fayum, F 148. 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)
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