Bottle fragment

Egyptian
Roman Imperial Period
30 B.C.–A.D 364


Dimensions

Height x width: 5.7 x 3.2 cm (2 1/4 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.4567

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Fragment of green glass bottle with low-set globular body and long, tapering neck. Glass is fairly uniform in color, incrusted with gray & black specks; upper part broken off and missing.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way