Object Description

A tall glass “candlestick” unguentarium of light blue colour, displaying some iridescence. From the conical body a long neck tapers into a flat, slightly asymmetrical rim. The base is slightly concave underneath. Unguentaria were extremely popular throughout the Roman Empire, since they contained perfume and oil, considered precious at the time and often used both in private life and public ceremonies. This type of unguentarium is among the most popular glass shapes of the Roman Empire.
Period: 2nd – 3rd cent. AD

Object Condition

Very fine, intact, surface with some iridescence and earthly encrustations.

Object Classification

  • material
  • dimensions
    H:17 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

0208 364 4565

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom


St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James