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.