Kohl Tube

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Object Name: 
Kohl Tube
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Overall H: 9.2 cm, W: 1.5 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 aquamarine glass, aquamarine is extremely bubbly, consists of colorless glass with streaks and clouds of aquamarine coloring unevenly distributed, some pitting otherwise unweathered; core-formed with trail decoration. Thickened rim, tooled to form sixteen vertical ribs, constricts slightly before spreading out into long rectangular body, square in cross-section; at each corner of the shoulder a small elongated trail of black glass is applied, the entire area is somewhat deformed from either heating or tooling; an uneven trail of aquamarine glass is wound around body seventeen times and well marvered in before marvering the entire vessel into square cross-section; base is marvered and flattened.
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 106, #208; BIB# 29547
Rod-formed Kohl-tubes of the Mid-First Millennium B.C. (1975) illustrated, pp. 30, 34, fig. 14, IA 13;