Bowl

Egyptian, Karanis(?)
Late Roman Imperial or Early Byzantine (Coptic)
5th–6th century A.D.


Dimensions

Diameter: 11.8 cm (4 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.4291

Medium or Technique

Glass, free-blown and engraved

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

A glass bowl with a thick hollow and outward-folded rim. The object stands on a truncated thick base. It is decorated with a band of engraved circles below the rim. Similar vessels are attributed to manufacture in late Roman- Early Byzantine Egypt.

Pale olive green. Intact

Provenance

By 1913: Purchased of Service des Antiquites by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition