A late Roman glass unguents jar with a decorative central band of protruding crimped knobs.

Eastern Mediterranean: Circa 4th-6th century AD.


Complete and intact; light iridescence in parts and some earthy accretions.

Height 4.6 cms (1.8 ins)

Diameter around waist 5.1 cms (2 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 unguents jar with crimped decoration

SKU: J145
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