Large Ancient Roman Glass Unguentarium

Item Description

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.

Ref: Ancient Glass by Bergmann. Oliver. Carnegie. Page 82.

Provenance;  Ex Cambridge Gentleman Collection, collected from the 1980’s-2000’s.

Size: 198mm height



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