Roman Sand-Core Miniature Unguentarium

GBP 350.00

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Object Description

An Ancient Roman sand-core cast glass miniature unguentarium, featuring a pyriform body, a slight constriction at the base of the cylindrical neck, an everted folded rim and a flattened base. This beautiful piece features a rippled marbling of dark grey and colourless glass in various hues.
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.

Object Condition

Fine condition.

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