ROMAN MINIATURE JAR
Measurements: 4.8 cm – height
Description: A blown glass small jar with iridescent surface and a body of globular shape with prominent shoulder. The tubular short wide neck ends with a flaring rim folded over on the edge. The jar has slightly cambered bottom. The vessel has a beautiful lustrous cream-coloured surface and notable mother-of-pearl like iridescence.
The jars of such type and size were used by both men and women in domestic contexts and were commonly strung on a chain or cord, in certain instances metal or glass stoppers have been found attached to the bottle.
Reference: Auth, S., H., Ancient Glass in the Newark Museum, Newark, 1976, no. 466, 517.
Hayes, W. J., Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, 1975, no. 323.
Period: late 3rd to early 4th century AD
Condition: Very fine. Intact. Some encrustation to the inside.
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