Roman Translucent Candlestick Unguentarium

GBP 350.00

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Object Description

An elegant Ancient Roman translucent candlestick glass unguentarium, blown in a pale blue colour. The glass features a short globular body sitting on a concave base, a long cylindrical neck and a wide, flaring rim.

Unguentaria contained perfume and oil, considered precious during the Roman Empire and often used both in private life and public ceremonies. Candlestick unguentaria are among the most popular glass shapes recovered across the Roman Empire, especially used in funerary and burial rituals, hence their frequent occurrence in archaeological excavations of ancient cemeteries.

Date: Circa 1st- 3rd Century AD

Object Condition

Fine, complete and intact with iridescence and earthly encrustations to the surface.

Object Details

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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
London
SW1Y 4AA