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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1895.234
Title
Candlestick Unguentarium (cosmetic bottle)
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
1st-3rd century CE
Period
Roman Imperial period
Culture
Roman
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/293208
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Pale blue-green glass
Technique
Free-blown glass
Dimensions
H. 13.8 x W. 3.4 cm (5 7/16 x 1 5/16 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
1895.234
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Candlestick unguentarium; slightly indented base, bell-shaped body, constriction before long, narrow neck (diam. 1 cm), flaring lip. Intact; iridescence on interior of body, some dirt accretions on interior.

Isings form 82A (1)
Subjects and Contexts

Roman Domestic Art

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