Double Chambered Glass Balsamarium

GBP 495.00

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Object Description

An elegant example of a Roman glass double chambered balsamarium, made from light blue translucent glass, heavily covered in earthly encrustation. The body widens at the base and at the mouths, and is decorated with applied spiral trails along all its length. Two small handles have been applied to the top, to allow for the careful handling of the contents.

Date: Circa 3rd-4th Century AD

Object Literature

For a similar item, see The Victoria and Albert Museum, item number 1193-1905

Object Condition

Very fine, complete and intact. Earthly accretions to the surface. The item comes with custom-made stand.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:3.6 x H:10.5 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

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

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