Roman Cast Glass ‘Cotton Reel’ Unguentarium

Item Description

C. 2nd-3rd century AD

A thick walled glass ‘cotton reel’ with a wide everted rim, flat base and rich iridescence to surfaces.

Chip to rim otherwise has a beautiful silvery iridescence.

Ref: Ancient Glass by Bergman; Oliver; Carnegie. Page 86.

Provenance: Ex Cambridge Gentleman’s collection.

Size: 52mm tall



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