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Perfume Sprinkler

Object Number:MS4954
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Syria
Aleppo
Period: Roman Period
Date Made: 200-299 CE
Early Date: 200
Late Date: 299
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Glass
Technique:Mould-Blown
Height: 12.7 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Fr. Vester and Company, American Colony Store, Jerusalem, 1913
Other Number:GL05 (ancient glass project) - Other Number
2890 - Other Number

Description

Aubergine; Interlocking Circle design

Decomposed inside, small chip where neck attached to body. Mold blown, wine color with striations of darker brown in body and neck. Vase has geometric pattern of concentric circles against diapered back. The opening of base narrower than the opening at the neck. The rind of the neck is wide and flat. Used for toilet purposes. Top acted as a funnel and bottom held the liquid.

Bibliography:

[Article] Hall, Edith H. Dec 1913. "The Graeco-Roman Section: A Collection of Antique Glass". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. IV. no. 4. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 122, fig. 98B, rightView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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