Bottle with vertical indentations
Roman Imperial or Early Byzantine (Coptic) Period
3rd–4th century A.D.
Height x diameter: 12.6 x 4 cm (4 15/16 x 1 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Glass, free-blown and tooled
Not On View
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.
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)
Gift of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren