Dish

Egyptian
Late Roman Imperial or Early Byzantine (Coptic) Period
4th–5th century A.D. or later


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 13.3 x 4 cm (5 1/4 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.1910

Medium or Technique

Glass, free-blown

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This shallow turquise dish has an indented base, sides that slope inwards, and a banded rim.

Provenance

Said to be from Akhmim. 1903-1904: purchased for the MFA from Abd el-Mageed, Luxor, Egypt by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (04.1910-04.1921) for £6. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1904)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund