Small Roman Glass Candlestick Unguentarium

GBP 295.00

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Object Description

A very small candlestick unguentarium, with iridescence on the top and at the bottom mainly. Earthly encrustations on the whole surface.
Unguentaria were extremely popular throughout the Roman Empire, used to store and preserve oils and perfumes. The small containers were perfect for storing such expensive liquids, which were considered precious. Small unguentaria were used in different ceremonies (in public and private life) and were often left at graves as funeral offerings.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    H:8.2 centimeters
  • year
    2nd-3rd century A.D.

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By appointment only.

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+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

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