Fusiform toilet bottle (unguentarium)

Roman
Imperial Period
3rd–4th century A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 33.5 cm (13 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

93.134

Medium or Technique

Glass, free-blown

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Narrow tubular body with small bulge in the middle. Greenish. Intact; covered with a variegated iridescence.

Provenance

According to the MFA Register of Glass this is one of 2 pieces from the vicinity of Tyre in Phoenicia, brought to this country by Michel Farah and purchased by the MFA, April 1, 1893, for $ 6.00 (this amount is the total price for 93.134-93.135)

Credit Line

Everett Fund