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Ancient Art

Balsamarium (Double Cosmetic Tube)

4th century A.D.

Pale green glass

6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm) including handle
Gift of Robert Lehman, B.A. 1913
1953.28.27
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Roman, Eastern Mediterranean, Syrian
Period: 
Roman-Byzantine
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Provenance: 

John D. Rockefeller, Jr. no. 32; Duveen Brothers no. 24.

Bibliography: 

Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 120–21, no. 323, 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.