Bottle with two handles

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

Place of Manufacture: Eastern Mediterranean


Height: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glass, mold-blown with applied handles and decoration

Not On View


Europe, The Ancient World



Flat base; irregular squarish body with spiral ribs; tubular neck; outsplayed rim; two opposing handles from shoulder to rim. Single coil around the middle of the neck. Amber. Intact.


By date unknown: with Azeez Khayat, New York (according to the MFA Register of Glass: said to have come from the Eastern coast of the Mediterranean); November 1901: purchased by MFA from Azeez Khayat for $ 272.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.7446-01.7451)

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund