Bottle with cylindrical bosses

Near Eastern, Persian, Sasanian or Islamic
Sasanian or Umayyad Period
6th–8th century A.D. or later

Catalogue Raisonné

Ancient Glass (MFA), no. 63.


Height: 14.3 cm (5 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glass, free-blown and cut

Not On View


The Ancient World



Spherical body; tubular neck. Cut decoration consisting of three bands around the neck; a band at the level of the shoulder; and alternating rows of pentagons (top and bottom) and hexagons (middle) with round bosses in the centers. Colorless. 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—Charles Bain Hoyt Collection