Dish

Roman or Byzantine, Egyptian
Late Imperial or Early Byzantine Period
about 4th–6th century A.D.


Dimensions

Height: 7.6 cm (3 in.) Diameter: 11.7 cm (4 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

61.1485

Medium or Technique

Glass, free-blown

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

A stemmed dish with a shallow bowl of bell-shaped contour and an outward-folded rim. Decoration of tool marks on the flaring foot. Similar vessels are attributed to manufacture in Egypt due to the characteristic tool mark decoration on the foot of these objects.

Olive green glass. Intact.

Provenance

From a collection formed in Egypt in the early 20th century, probably by Reginald Godfrey Peckitt, Esq, formerly of the Egyptian State Railways; by 1961: Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt Collection, 1826 24th Street, N.W., Washington 8, D.C.; gift of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt to MFA, December 13, 1961

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt