Ancient Roman Marbled Pale Yellow Unguentarium

£ 650.00

A finely modelled Ancient Roman marbled unguentarium featuring a piriform body, slight constriction at the base of the cylindrical neck, everted folded rim and flattened base.

Date: Circa 1st-2nd century AD
Condition: Extremely fine. Colouring vibrant and no encrustations.
Product Code: RGS-03
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Unguentaria were small perfume or cosmetics bottles made of blown glass. They were extremely popular throughout the Roman Empire, since they contained perfume and oil, considered precious at the time and often used both in private life and public ceremonies. These type of vessels were probably used in funerary and burial rituals, hence their frequent occurrence in archaeological excavations of ancient cemeteries.

To discover more about Roman glass, please visit our relevant blog post: Collecting Roman Glass.


Dimensions H 9.1 cm

Blown Glass


Southern Europe

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