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Fusiform toilet bottle (unguentarium)

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Narrow tubular body with small bulge in the middle; bulb at the base. Uncertain color. Intact; heavily iridescent.

Provenance

According to the MFA Register of Glass this is one of 2 pieces from the vicinity of Tyre in Phoenicia, brought to this country by Michel Farah and purchased by the MFA, April 1, 1893, for $ 6.00 (this amount is the total price for 93.134-93.135)

Credit Line

Everett Fund

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

Dimensions

Length: 33 cm (13 in.)

Accession Number

93.135

Medium or Technique

Glass, free-blown

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels