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Ancient Art

Candlestick Unguentarium

late 1st–3rd century A.D.

Free-blown glass, bluish green

16 × 7.16 cm (6 5/16 × 2 13/16 in.)
Mouth diameter: 5.41 cm (2 1/8 in.)
Minimum neck diameter: 1.6 cm (5/8 in.)
The Anna Rosalie Mansfield Collection
1930.427
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Roman, Eastern Mediterranean
Period: 
Roman
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Provenance: 

A. D. Vorce, 1898; probably Mansfield Collection no. 24.

Bibliography: 

Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 64, no. 157, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.