Glass stirring rod, Roman, 199 BCE-500 CE

Made:
199 BCE-500 CE in Roman Empire
maker:
Unknown
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Glass stirring rod, twisted, Roman. Graduated matt black perspex background.
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Glass stirring rod, twisted, Roman. SCM - Classical & Medieval Medicine
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Glass stirring rod, twisted, Roman. The twisted glass design was once gilded, but this has worn away through use. Its
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Glass stirring rod, twisted, Roman

The twisted glass design was once gilded, but this has worn away through use. Its exact purpose is unclear but it may have been used to stir medical preparations or cosmetics.

Details

Category:
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Object Number:
A163578
type:
stirrer
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Sothebys