Measurements: 17 cm-height


Description: 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.


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.


Period: Circa 1st- 3rd Century AD


Condition: Fine, complete and intact with iridescence and earthly encrustations to the surface.


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