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Double cosmetic tube (balsamarium)

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Double tube; thick basket handle attached above mid-point of body and again at the rim. Pale bluish-green. Intact; patches of iridescence.


From a collection formed in Egypt in the early 20th century, probably by Reginald Godfrey Peckitt, Esq, formerly of the Egyptian State Railways; by 1961: Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt Collection, 1826 24th Street, N.W., Washington 8, D.C.; gift of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt to MFA, December 13, 1961

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt

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


Height (with handles): 18.4 cm (7 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Glass, blown with applied handle and decoration


The Ancient World