Double Unguentarium (cosmetic tube)

Double Unguentarium (cosmetic tube)

Made By: Syrian

Made By: Roman

Period: Late Roman Imperial Period
Date: 200-399 AD
Dimensions:
Overall: 4 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 1 1/4 in. (10.8 x 4.5 x 3.2 cm)
Classification: ANCIENT
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Charles T. Cook
Object number: 30.1.22
DescriptionThick, natural dark-green glass. Two attached tubular phials with rims folded inward. Solid, flattened base with pontil mark. Part of rim of one phial is missing. The remainder of thin trailed decoration winds around body; signs that decoration once covered most of vessel; almost all now missing. No indication of handles. One phial partially full of unanalyzed matter, other with incrustation inside. Some silver enamel-like weathering on interior and exterior.
Inscribed: no inscription
Terms
  • container
  • cosmetic
  • unguentarium
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