Exquisite Small Roman Glass Unguentarium

GBP 760.00

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Object Description

A rare and exceptional small Ancient Roman glass unguentarium, featuring a larger piriform body and a short, narrow neck leading to a folded rim. The glass displays a gorgeous and mesmerizing bright cobalt blue colour.

Unguentaria were small perfume or cosmetics bottles made of blown glass. They 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. These type of vessels were probably used in funerary and burial rituals, hence their frequent occurrence in archaeological excavations of ancient cemeteries.

Period: circa 1st-2nd Century AD

Object Condition

Extremely fine. Rare and exceptional artefact.

Object Details

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