Jar

Roman
Imperial Period
1st century A.D.


Place of Manufacture: Near East or Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Ancient Glass (MFA), no. 22.

Dimensions

Height: 14.5 cm (5 11/16 in.); diameter: 15.3 cm (6 in.)

Accession Number

99.444

Medium or Technique

Glass; blown using the "splash" technique

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Deep purple glass with splashes of white. Rim broad and molded, without splashes.

Provenance

By date unknown: W. H. Forman Collection; inherited from him by Mrs. Burt and then, about 1889, by A. H. Browne; by 1899: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Strand, London, W.C. (sale of the Forman collection, June 19-22, lot 199); 1899: with Edward Perry Warren; 1899: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for
$ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund