Kohl Tube

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Object Name: 
Kohl Tube
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Overall H: 8.5 cm; Base Diam: 1.8 cm
On Display
499-300 BCE
Web Description: 
Kohl is a cosmetic material used to darken the eyelids.
Anavian, Faradj, Source
Primary Description: 
Opaque "black" and opaque white glass, opaque white is extremely bubbly, unweathered except for some pitting; core-formed with applied trails. Thickened rim tooled to form twelve vertical ribs, constricts slightly before spreading out into long almost cylindrical body with slightly wider base, applied opaque white trail wound eighteen times around the body, well marvered in at base, unmarvered on upper half of body, alternate up and down dragging has formed seven pronounced vertical ribs in body; flattened base is marvered and smooth.
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 107, #211; BIB# 29547
Ancient Persia, the Art of an Empire (1978) illustrated, p. 86 (left); BIB# 20331
Rod-formed Kohl-tubes of the Mid-First Millennium B.C. (1975) illustrated, pp. 32, 36, fig. 41 IIB 10;