Conical beaker or lamp

Roman or Byzantine
Late Imperial or Early Byzantine Period
about 4th century A.D. (?)


Height: 19.1 cm (7 1/2 in.) Diameter: 11.4 (4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glass, free-blown and cut with applied decoration

Not On View


Europe, The Ancient World



Small, slightly concave base; conical body; outsplayed rim. Body decorated with three sets of abraded bands; between upper sets of bands, groups of three small and one large blue blobs. Pale greenish. Intact; no iridescence.


From a collection formed in Egypt in the early 20th century, probably by Reginald Godfrey Peckitt, Esq, formerly of the Egyptian State Railways; by 1961: Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt Collection, 1826 24th Street, N.W., Washington 8, D.C.; gift of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt to MFA, December 13, 1961

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt