Object Description

A small pale light blue unguentarium with a round body displaying two delicate constrictions at the base of the conical neck tapering in a folded, flattened rim. The item displays some iridescence. This unguentarium is made of poor quality glass, showing numerous small and medium bubbles. Blue-green colour was achieved by adding copper oxides to the glass while in furnace.
Period: 2nd – 3rd cent. AD

Object Condition

Very fine, intact surface with some iridescence and encrustations. The body of this vessel has been repaired – a hairline crack is visible on one side and in the middle of the bottom of the vessel and there is a small chip to the surface.

Object Classification

  • material
  • dimensions
    H:7 centimeters

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