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Unguentarium with basket-handle - ROM2010_11670_62

ROM2010_11670_62

Unguentarium with basket-handle

Medium:Glass, blown and trailed
Geography: Syro-Palestine
Date: about 300-425 AD
Period: Roman Imperial period
Dimensions:
19.7 x 4.1 x 3.8 cm
Object number: 918.5.23
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. H.D. Warren
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of Byzantium
Description

Glass flasks, jars, beakers, and small toiletry flasks of uniform fabric were popular during this era. To embellish these vessel, artisans enjoyed applying trail and coil decorations, heavy threads, frills, and zigzag patterns. Sometimes they added coil upon coil of glass to form very fancy and elaborate handles. A two-colour scheme was frequently employed.


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