Glass ligula (ear pick)
- 1st century A.D. or later
- Glass; drawn, twisted, and tooled
- H.: 6 in. (15.2 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
- Accession Number:
Translucent greenish yellow, with applied bowl in same color.
Long rod as handle with square cross section in middle and spirally twisted at both ends; a small circular, almost flat bowl applied at one end.
Broken at one end with point missing; iridescent weathering.
Similar implements, often described as cosmetic spoons, were made in metal and bone; some examples are also displayed in Gallery 171, Case 17.