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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2012.1.84
Title
Unguentarium (cosmetic bottle)
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
1st-2nd century
Period
Roman period
Culture
Roman
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/148058
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Amber glass
Dimensions
7.6 cm (3 in.)
Provenance
The Alice Corinne McDaniel Collection, Department of the Classics, Harvard University (before 1970-2012), transfer; to the Harvard Art Museums, 2012.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from the Alice Corinne McDaniel Collection, Department of the Classics, Harvard University
Accession Year
2012
Object Number
2012.1.84
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Intact unguentarium of yellow-brown glass. The neck is relatively short and cylindrical, flaring at the mouth. The body is piriform and flat on the bottom.
Publication History

John Crawford, Sidney Goldstein, George M. A. Hanfmann, John Kroll, Judith Lerner, Miranda Marvin, Charlotte Moore, and Duane Roller, Objects of Ancient Daily Life. A Catalogue of the Alice Corinne McDaniel Collection Belonging to the Department of the Classics, Harvard University, ed. Jane Waldbaum, Department of the Classics (unpublished manuscript, 1970), Gl7, p. 117-18 [S. M. Goldstein]

Subjects and Contexts

Roman Domestic Art

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