Ancient Roman Two-Handled Indented Jar

GBP 850.00

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Object Description

A roman pale green glass sprinkler jar with an indented globular body a short neck and a wider, collar rim. Two applied handles trail off just above the rim. Sprinkler jars were a popular type of vessel in this period and is characterized by a very small opening designed to dispense small amounts of liquid virtually drop by drop via the constriction ring in its neck..This small jar was made of blown glass. It was probably used to store cosmetics or scented oil. They were sometimes deposited as grave goods.

Object Literature

Hayes, J.W., Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum, 1975, nos. 328, 329, 385.

Object Condition

Excellent, intact and whole. Covered largely with areas of iridescence and earthy encrustations.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:6.3 x H:10.8 centimeters

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St James's Ancient Art
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