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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2003.100.4
Title
Candlestick Unguentarium (cosmetic bottle)
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
1st century CE
Period
Roman period
Culture
Roman
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/92097
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Pale blue-green glass
Technique
Free-blown glass
Dimensions
H. 14.8 x Rim diam. 4 x W. 9.3 cm (5 13/16 x 1 9/16 x 3 11/16 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
2003.100.4
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Bottle; flat base, ovoid body, straight neck, rolled lip. Intact; exterior has been cleaned, dirt accretions and iridescence on interior; there may be droplets of wax on exterior of body.

Classification: Isings form 82A
Subjects and Contexts

Roman Domestic Art

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