About this object

Rod-shaped blue glass kohl tube, with opaque white trails in a feathered pattern. There are two handles in blue glass with lugs beneath. The stopper is of dark translucent blue glass, core-formed, with relief trails of opaque turquoise, one forming a knob, below which are traces of a bronze thread.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Late Period/Phoenician or Ptolemaic
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    664 BC - 30 BC about
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    19th Century
  • Measurements
    126 mm x 30 mm x 19 mm
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer ( Collector, previous owner)

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    Publisher: Merseyside County Museums
    Date: 1979

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    Barag, D P

    Author: Barag, D P
    Publisher: The Corning Museum of Glass
    Date: 1975


Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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