Bowl with pattern of concentric circles

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Ancient Glass (MFA), no. 41.


Height x diameter (rim): 10.5 x 10 cm (4 1/8 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glass, mold-blown

Not On View


Europe, The Ancient World



Concave bottom; lower body sloping into nearly vertical sides; nearly horizontal rim. Band of thin, vertical flutes below rim; on the body, relief design consisting of arcs bisected by vertical lines, with raised circular bosses in the interstices; below, concentric ovals. Pale yellow-green. 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