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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2003.100.5
Title
Candlestick Unguentarium
Other Titles
Former Title: Light gray-green blown glass bottle, wide everted mouth
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
1st-3rd century CE
Period
Roman Imperial period
Culture
Roman
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/91876
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Yellow-green glass
Technique
Free-blown glass
Dimensions
14.8 x 7.4 cm (5 13/16 x 2 15/16 in.)
Provenance
Florence and Mason Hammond, Cambridge, MA (1970-2002), by descent; to Anstiss Krueck, Chicago, IL, Florence Phillips, Cos Cob, CT and Elizabeth Llewellyn, London (2002-2003), gift; to the Harvard University Art Museums, 2003.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of the daughters of Florence and Mason Hammond
Accession Year
2003
Object Number
2003.100.5
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Candlestick unguentarium; slightly indented flat base, bell-shaped body, long straight neck, flattened ring mouth (somewhat irregular). Intact; some dirt on interior neck, opaque brown and white accretions on exterior base, slight opalescent sheen; there is a small spot of clear wax on the body near the base.
Subjects and Contexts

Roman Domestic Art

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