Large Ancient Roman Glass Unguentarium With Iridescence
C. 2nd century AD
A nice large translucent glass unguentarium with a tall neck, out turned rim and a broad body with a concave base and slight iridescence to surfaces.
It was said that in ancient times, Unguntariums were used as tear-catchers for mourning loved ones.
Intact and of a large size with some iridescence to surfaces and some earthy surface deposits.
Size: 171mm height
Ref: Ancient Glass by Bergmann. Oliver. Carnegie. Page 84.
Provenance; Ex Cambridge Gentleman Collection, collected from the 1980’s-2000’s.