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Cosmetic flask (balsamarium)

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Yellow glass; considerable iridescence; sides not ribbed; intact. From Phoenicia.

Provenance

According to the MFA Register of Glass: by date unknown: with Daniel L. Noorian (one of a group of glass vessels, 94.192-94.203. from various sites in Phoenicia); date unknown: purchased from Daniel L. Noorian by Mrs. S. D. Warren; gift of Mrs. S .D. Warren to MFA, November 21, 1894

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren

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

Dimensions

Height: 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

94.193

Medium or Technique

Glass, blown with applied decoration

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels