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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1932.56.108
Title
Candlestick Unguentarium (cosmetic bottle)
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
1st-3rd century CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World
Period
Roman Imperial period
Culture
Roman
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/292388
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Colorless glass
Technique
Free-blown glass
Dimensions
H. 18 x Rim diam. 3.7 x W. 11.5 cm (7 1/16 x 1 7/16 x 4 1/2 in.)
Provenance
Dr. Harris Kennedy, Milton, MA (by 1932), gift; to the William Hayes Fogg Art Museum, 1932.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Dr. Harris Kennedy, Class of 1894
Accession Year
1932
Object Number
1932.56.108
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Candlestick unguentarium; flat base, wide conical body, constrictions forming a bulge before long, straight neck (diam. 1.9 cm), rolled lip. Intact; iridescence and dirt accretions on the neck and mouth.

Classification: Isings form 82A(2)
Subjects and Contexts

Roman Domestic Art

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