Double cosmetic tube (balsamarium)

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
5th–6th century A.D.


Dimensions

Height: 24.6 cm (9 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7451

Medium or Technique

Glass, free-blown with applied handles and decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Double tube; tripartite basket handle. Thin coil trailed around body; thicker threads applied as vertical bands at four corners. Pale green. Intact.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Azeez Khayat, New York (according to the MFA Register of Glass: said to have come from the Eastern coast of the Mediterranean); November 1901: purchased by MFA from Azeez Khayat for $ 272.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.7446-01.7451)

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund