Footed bottle

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Ancient Glass (MFA), no. 50.

Dimensions

Height: 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

07.114

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Separate conical foot; pear-shaped body with vertical indentations on lower part; rounded shoulder; long, tubular neck; funnel mouth. Spiral coils around mouth. Pale green. Intact; heavy iridescence with patches of gritty encrustation.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mrs. W. Scott Fitz Collection (according to MFA file card: from Syria); gift of Mrs. W. Scott Fitz to MFA, March 14, 1907

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. W. Scott Fitz