Double cosmetic tube (balsamarium)

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


Place of Manufacture: Syria

Dimensions

Height: 19.2 cm (7 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

07.871

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 arched projection above. Pale bluish? Intact; some flaking iridescence.

Provenance

From Syria

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Walter Scott Fitz