Beaker with pattern of lozenges and knobs

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Ancient Glass (MFA), no. 42.


Height: 9.1 cm (3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glass, mold-blown

Not On View


Europe, The Ancient World



Slightly flattened base; convex lower body; nearly vertical sides; slightly flaring rim. Relief decoration consisting of a broad band of vertical flutes beneath the rim; on the lower body, a net pattern with raised knobs in the interstices. Pale green glass. Intact.


By date unknown: Charles Bain Hoyt Collection (according to his associate Burdon-Muller, the Hoyt "Greek & Roman glass and lead-glazed vases were all purchased from Kelekian and Kouchakji in New York"; bequest of Charles Bain Hoyt to MFA, May 11, 1950

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Bain Hoyt