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Object Number: MS5107
Current Location: Rome Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: Israel
Nazareth (Israel)
Period: Roman Period
Date Made: 5th century
Early Date: 400
Late Date: 499
Height: 22.4cm
Width: 6.7cm
Depth: 4.9cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Fr. Vester and Company, American Colony Store, Jerusalem, 1913
Other NumberGL14 (ancient glass project) - Other Number


Double Balsamarium with elaborate double-tiered basket handles.
Slight iridescence. Bright blue greenish glass vials. Curled rim, complex towering handles elaborate applications on four sides. Thread decorations around body. Mold blown.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Roman Glass: Reflections on Cultural Change (27 Sep 1997 - 18 Jun 1998)View Objects in Exhibition
Roman World (15 Mar 2003)View Objects in Exhibition


[Article] Fleming, Stuart J. 1997. Late Roman Glass at the University of Pennsylvania Museum: A Photo Essay. Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 39 (2): 25-41. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 35, fig. (25A, B)View Objects cited in this Publication

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