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 1/16 x 2 5/16 x 1 1/8 in. (10.3 x 5.9 x 2.9 cm)
Classification: ANCIENT
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Charles T. Cook
Object number: 30.1.19
DescriptionNatural greenish-blue glass. Two attached tubular phials (one slightly larger than the other) with inward-folded rims. Solid, flattened base. Two applied trailed handles (greenish-blue) connect rim and side. Both phials full of unanalyzed matter. Substantial fragment missing from one phial (upper portion), but shape maintained by compacted contents. Internal and external weathering. Iridescence.
Inscribed: no inscription
Terms
  • container
  • cosmetic
  • unguentarium
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