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A Roman unguentarium in green-blue glass. The flask has a tall neck and flattened pad-like body with a flat base. The glass and crust exhibit attractive patches of iridescence.


Eastern Mediterranean: Circa 3rd century AD.


Complete and intact; a few minor accretions.

Height 8 cms (3.1 ins).


At the height of its popularity in Rome, glass was present in nearly every aspect of daily life. It was a particularly favoured container for precious, valuable liquids, such as expensive oils, perfumes, and medicines which were produced from all corners of the Roman Empire.

Roman glass candlestick unguentarium

SKU: J856

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