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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1978.495.3
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/78284
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Light brown glass
Technique
Free-blown glass
Dimensions
H. 16 x W. 8.3 cm (6 5/16 x 3 1/4 in.)
Provenance
The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University (by 1937-1978), transfer; to the Fogg Art Museum, 1978.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University
Accession Year
1978
Object Number
1978.495.3
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Candlestick unguentarium; indented base, bell-shaped body, constriction before long, narrow neck, rolled lip. Intact; patches of iridescence and dirt accretions.

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

Roman Domestic Art

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