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Unguent Bottle with Pointed Base

A work made of glass, blown technique.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of glass, blown technique.

Date:

1st century

Artist:

Roman

About this artwork

Initially affordable among only the wealthy, glass was used widely in the Roman world to create a variety of everyday objects such as those displayed here, including delicate cosmetic containers that held perfumes and oils and various forms of tableware designed for serving food and drink. Glass was also used to imitate precious stones in jewelry.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Unguent Bottle with Pointed Base

Place

Roman Empire (Object made in)

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1 CE–100 CE

Medium

Glass, blown technique

Dimensions

13.5 × 3.9 × 3.9 cm (5 5/16 × 1 1/2 × 1 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Charles L. Hutchinson

Reference Number

1917.240

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