Jar with pinched ribs

Roman
Imperial Period
3rd–4th century A.D.


Dimensions

Height: 6 cm (2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

93.51

Medium or Technique

Glass, free-blown and tooled

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Bulbous body; tubular neck; outsplayed rim. Lower body decorated with a series of small pinched ribs. Transparent pale 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