A Roman pale blue flask, the body with delicate vertical ribbing. The rim is slightly rounded, the lip folded; a relatively short neck leading to the bulbous body. The flask stands on a flat base and is inverted in the centre.
Circa 4th century AD.
Very Fine condition: Complete and intact; a few light accretions.
Height 9.1 cms (3.6 ins).
Unguentaria such as these were used as containers for the cosmetic oils and unguents which were gathered from all corners of the extensive Roman Empire.
Roman finely ribbed glass flask
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