Bottle

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


Dimensions

Height x diameter (max.): 11.6 x 11.6 cm (4 9/16 x 4 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

50.2282

Medium or Technique

Glass, mold-blown

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Concave base; squat, globular body with pattern of small oval depressions; cylindrical neck with several grooves. Translucent brown. Intact; some areas of whitish iridescence.

Provenance

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