Double cosmetic tube (balsamarium)

Roman or Byzantine
Late Imperial or Early Byzantine Period
about 4th century A.D.


Dimensions

Height: 17 cm (6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

93.20

Medium or Technique

Glass, free-blown with attached handle

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Double tube; handle attached on each side of the body and again at the rim, with a large triangular projection above. Pale bluish. Intact.

Provenance

According to the MFA Register of Glass this is one of 43 pieces from the vicinity of Tyre in Phoenicia, brought to this country by Michel Farah and acquired by the MFA, January 3, 1893, for $ 800.00 (this amount is the total price for MFA 93.10-93.52)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution, and Everett Fund