Flask with two handles

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


Height: 18.5 cm (7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glass, mold-blown with attached handles

Not On View


Europe, The Ancient World



Body with vertical flutes broadening from rounded base; tubular neck; funnel mouth; rounded rim; two opposing handles from shoulder to rim. Greenish. Intact.


According to the MFA Register of Glass this is one of 43 pieces from the vicinity of Tyre in Phoenicia, brought to this country by Michel Farah and acquired by the MFA, January 3, 1893, for $ 800.00 (this amount is the total price for MFA 93.10-93.52)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution, and Everett Fund