Flask with two handles
Roman or Byzantine
Late Imperial Early Byzantine Period
4th–5th century A.D.
Height: 18.5 cm (7 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Glass, mold-blown with attached handles
Not On View
Body with vertical flutes broadening from rounded base; tubular neck; funnel mouth; rounded rim; two opposing handles from shoulder to rim. Greenish. Intact.
According to the MFA Register of Glass this is one of 43 pieces from the vicinity of Tyre in Phoenicia, brought to this country by Michel Farah and acquired by the MFA, January 3, 1893, for $ 800.00 (this amount is the total price for MFA 93.10-93.52)
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution, and Everett Fund