Measurements: 7.4 cm - height


Description: A small pale yellow small jar with a globular body, tapering neck and a folded rim. This jarlet has lustrous yellow colour and mother-of-pearl like iridescence. The iridescence of this piece is a result of chemical processes that occurred after the vessel was buried, providing it with a nice glow.


The jars of such type and size were used by both men and women in domestic context and were commonly strung on a chain or a cord; in certain instances metal or glass stoppers have been found attached to the bottle.


References: The Metropolitan Museum


Period: 3rd - 4th century AD


Condition: Very fine. The item is intact; minor stabile stress crack to the neck, some encrustations present internally and externally.

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