Jar with pinched ribs
3rd–4th century A.D.
Height: 6 cm (2 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Glass, free-blown and tooled
Not On View
Bulbous body; tubular neck; outsplayed rim. Lower body decorated with a series of small pinched ribs. Transparent pale 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)
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution, and Everett Fund