Flask with two handles

Roman or Byzantine
Late Imperial Early Byzantine Period
4th–5th century A.D.


Dimensions

Height: 18.5 cm (7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

93.19

Medium or Technique

Glass, mold-blown with attached handles

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Body with vertical flutes broadening from rounded base; tubular neck; funnel mouth; rounded rim; two opposing handles from shoulder to rim. Greenish. Intact.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution, and Everett Fund