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Ancient Art

Balsamarium (Double Cosmetic Tube)

5th–6th century A.D.

Free-blown glass with trailed decoration and handle, pale green

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

Susan B. Matheson and Diana E.E. Kleiner, I Claudia Women in Ancient Rome, exh. cat. (New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 1996), 163, no. 116, ill.

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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