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Double cosmetic tube (balsamarium)

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Double balsamarium, originally decorated with zig-zag of glass thread around mouth. Handle and almost all decoration broken away. Dark blue-green glass with iridescence.

Provenance

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.

Dimensions

Height (as preserved): 12.7 cm (5 in.)

Accession Number

61.1440

Medium or Technique

Glass, blown with applied decoration

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels