Roman or Byzantine
Late Imperial or Early Byzantine Period
about 4th century A.D.
Height: 10.8 cm (4 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Glass, mold-blown with applied handle and decoration
Not On View
Cylindrical body with vertical flutes; sloping transition from horizontal shoulder to tubular neck; broad funnel mouth; handle from shoulder to rim. Single coil around the lower part of the neck and on outside of lip; another coil applied unevenly around the rim. Greenish with dark green decoration. 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