Ancient Art

Unguentarium

2nd century A.D.

Free-blown glass, transparent pale bluish-green

diameter of opening: 6.4 × 1.7 cm (2 1/2 × 11/16 in.)
Exchange with the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, Kurcoglu excavation
1940.636
Culture: 
Roman, Eastern Mediterranean, Syrian(?)
Period: 
Roman
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

from the Chicago excavations at Kurcoglu, Syria.

Bibliography: 

Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 68–9, no. 181, ill.

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