Large Roman Blue Glass Unguentarium

Item Description

C. 2nd century AD

A large translucent blue glass unguentarium with a wide rim and tall neck leading to a small bulbous body, with a beautiful silvery iridescence.

It was said that in ancient times; Unguntariums were used as tear-catchers for mourning loved ones.

Intact and in excellent condition with a nice iridescence.

Provenance: Property of a private collector aquired before 1975.

Ref: Ancient Glass by Bergman Oliver Carnegie, pg 83.

Size: 184mm height



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