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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1895.239
Title
Unguentarium (cosmetic bottle)
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
1st-2nd century CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World
Period
Roman Imperial period
Culture
Roman
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/292688
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Very pale blue glass
Technique
Free-blown glass
Dimensions
H. 12.6 x W. 2 x Rim diam. 2.3 cm (4 15/16 x 13/16 x 7/8 in.)
Provenance
Charles Eliot Norton and Richard Norton, Cambridge, MA (by 1895), gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1895.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Professor C.E. Norton and Richard Norton
Accession Year
1895
Object Number
1895.239
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Unguentarium, rounded base, piriform body, constriction before straight neck, flared lip. Intact; interior half filled with; dirt encrustations on exterior and interior, minimal blue iridescence.

Classification: Isings form 8
Subjects and Contexts

Roman Domestic Art

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