Costmetic tube

Roman or Byzantine
Imperial or Early Byzantine Period
Late 3rd–early 5th century A.D.


Catalogue Raisonné

Ancient Glass (MFA), no. 56.

Dimensions

Height: 22.2 cm (8 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

01.7450

Medium or Technique

Glass, free-blown with applied foot, handles, and decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Separate foot; double tube; three-part basket handle. Body enclosed within cage-like arrangment of applied trails. Pale green. Intact; some iridescence.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Azeez Khayat, New York (according to the MFA Register of Glass: said to have come from the Eastern coast of the Mediterranean); November 1901: purchased by MFA from Azeez Khayat for $ 272.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.7446-01.7451)

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund