Romano Egyptian Cast Glass Unguentarium

GBP 295.00

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Object Description

A Romano Egyptian ‘Cotton Reel’ unguentarium in thick cast mottled teal coloured glass. The flask has a wide everted flat rim, with a relatively tall neck and stands on a flat base.

The shape of this unguentarium seems to be characteristic of Roman Egypt, the thick walls creating a durable container with a very small capacity.

Circa 1st century AD.

For similar: cf. Item 50.1836: Ancient Glass at the Newark Museum (USA).

Object Condition

Very Fine condition with areas of light iridescence; minor accretions inside and out.

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Trent Park Equestrian Centre
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St James's Ancient Art
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