Authentic and Exceptional Roman Glass Unguentarium

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Beautiful form and stunning surface patina.
1st Century C.E. Blown Glass

Tall necked bottle with sloping volume, this Unguentarium would be used to hold funerary liquids, precious oils, perfumes and medicines.
Natural opalescence.
Flakes of patinaed glass inside volume.
No Chips or Cracks, exceptionally thin.

Measures: 4” x 4” x 5” tall
Weight: 58 grams
Condition: Good, wear commensurates with age.

From Wiki :
An unguentarium (plural “unguentaria”), also referred to as Balsamarium (plural “Balsamarii”), Lacrimarium (plural “Lacrimarii”) or tears vessel,[1] is a small ceramic or glass bottle found frequently by archaeologists at Hellenistic and Roman sites, especially in cemeteries.

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