Ancient Art

Balsamarium (Double Cosmetic Tube)

5th-6th century A.D.

Free-blown glass with trailed decoration and handle

diam with handles: 17 x 5.8 cm (6 11/16 x 2 5/16 in.)
The Anna Rosalie Mansfield Collection
1930.389
Culture: 
Roman, Eastern Mediterranean, Syrian(?)
Period: 
Roman-Byzantine
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Status: 
On view
Bibliography: 

Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 122–23, no. 330, ill.

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