Tall Roman Unguentaria A selection of Roman glass vessels. Each a tall Roman glass unguentarium of a the candlestick type, .. Product #: AH-418 Regular price: $225.00 $225.00 In Stock
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Tall Roman Unguentaria

Product Code: AH-418

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A selection of Roman glass vessels. Each a tall Roman glass unguentarium of a the candlestick type, in translucent glass; wide rim, the tall neck merging into a bulbous body, standing on a flattened base with an inverted centre.

A)  Height 17.7 cm, in pale blue glass; Some light encrustation internally and externally;
B)  Height 17.4 cm, in pale blue glass; area of encrustation;
C)  Height 16.7 cm, in pale blue glass; patchy iridescent crust and light accretions.

This type of flasks was used to store the costly oils and unguents, which were available in the Roman Empire;...

A selection of Roman glass vessels. Each a tall Roman glass unguentarium of a the candlestick type, in translucent glass; wide rim, the tall neck merging into a bulbous body, standing on a flattened base with an inverted centre.

A)  Height 17.7 cm, in pale blue glass; Some light encrustation internally and externally;
B)  Height 17.4 cm, in pale blue glass; area of encrustation;
C)  Height 16.7 cm, in pale blue glass; patchy iridescent crust and light accretions.

This type of flasks was used to store the costly oils and unguents, which were available in the Roman Empire; the contents of such bottles could be poured slowly in tiny drops, and the small mouth was easily stoppered.

Condition: Fine. Complete and intact with some surface encrustations.

Eastern Roman Empire: circa 2nd-3rd century A.D.

For similar examples see items 99-105 in Ancient Glass in the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

NB. Price is per each item. You are welcome to make your selection using the relevant letter if available.

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