Bottle with vertical indentations

Egyptian
Roman Imperial or Early Byzantine (Coptic) Period
3rd–4th century A.D.


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 12.6 x 4 cm (4 15/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

94.285

Medium or Technique

Glass, free-blown and tooled

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This is a slender, tapered bottle of amber-colored glass. Its base comes to a rounded point with sides flaring up to high shoulders. A very slender, straight neck with a ring-shaped collar flares only slightly to an unworked rim. Unknown organic contents remain inside the vessel, held in place by a paper stopper.

Provenance

Said to be from Luxor. By 1894: with Mrs. Samuel D. Warren; given to the MFA by Mrs. Samuel D. Warren. (Accession Date: October 1, 1994)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren