Roman Glass Unguentarium with Long Neck


A Roman unguentarium in pale blue glass. The vessel has an everted rim and a long neck which leads to the conical body. The base is flat, slightly everted in the centre. Much of the vessel covered with a coating of earthy accretions.

Date: 3rd - 4th Century AD
Condition: Very fine condition, complete and intact.

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Product Code: AS-3586

Unguentaria are small ceramic or glass bottles found frequently at Hellenistic and Roman sites, especially in cemeteries. Their most common use was probably as a container for the cosmetic oils and unguents which were gathered from all corners of the extensive Roman Empire

Weight 24.9 g
Dimensions H 14.5 cm



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