Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Roman Empire
  • jar, 300–400s, Roman Empire, 27 BCE–476 CE
  • Where object was made: present-day Mediterranean region
  • blown glass
  • Source unknown
  • On view: Loo Gallery, 401, Cabinet A2
  • 2014.0063
Label Text

Exhibition Label:
"Empire of Things", 20-Dec-2012
Small glass jars such as these were common throughout Italy, Greece, and Egypt and would have held cosmetic oils or precious unguent, which was an ointment applied to wounds, burns, and rashes.