Roman Translucent Candlestick Unguentarium

£ 350.00

An elegant Ancient Roman translucent candlestick glass unguentarium, blown in a pale blue colour. The glass features a short globular body sitting on a concave base, a long cylindrical neck and a wide, flaring rim.

Date: Circa 1st- 3rd Century AD
Condition: Fine, complete and intact with iridescence and earthly encrustations to the surface.


Product Code: RGS-31
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Unguentaria contained perfume and oil, considered precious during the Roman Empire, and were often used both in private life and public ceremonies. Candlestick unguentaria are among the most popular glass shapes recovered across the Roman Empire, especially used in funerary and burial rituals, hence their frequent occurrence in archaeological excavations of ancient cemeteries.

To discover more about the types and uses of unguentaria, please visit our relevant blog post: Roman Glass: Unguentaria and Cosmetics.

Dimensions H 17 cm

Southern Europe


Blown Glass