Bottle with cylindrical bosses

Near Eastern, Persian, Sasanian or Islamic
Sasanian or Umayyad Period
6th–8th century A.D. or later


Catalogue Raisonné

Ancient Glass (MFA), no. 63.

Dimensions

Height: 14.3 cm (5 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

50.1741

Medium or Technique

Glass, free-blown and cut

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Spherical body; tubular neck. Cut decoration consisting of three bands around the neck; a band at the level of the shoulder; and alternating rows of pentagons (top and bottom) and hexagons (middle) with round bosses in the centers. Colorless. Intact.

Provenance

By date unknown: Charles Bain Hoyt Collection (according to his associate Burdon-Muller, the Hoyt "Greek & Roman glass and lead-glazed vases were all purchased from Kelekian and Kouchakji in New York"; bequest of Charles Bain Hoyt to MFA, May 11, 1950

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Bain Hoyt—Charles Bain Hoyt Collection