Bottle with floral scrolls and "floating" handles

Roman
Imperial Period
1st century A.D.


Place of Manufacture: Syria

Catalogue Raisonné

Ancient Glass (MFA), no. 35; Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 140.

Dimensions

Height x width: 3 15/16 x 1 3/4 in. (10 x 4.5 cm)

Accession Number

50.2280

Medium or Technique

Glass, mold-blown

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Globular body expanding from base to body and then constricting towards neck; relief decoration of floral scrolls and tendrils; two “floating” handles on opposite sides of rim; intact; opaque white glass.

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