Roman Glass Double Unguentarium


Ca. 200–300 AD. Imperial Roman. A double-tube glass balsamarium with decorative applied trails around both rims and bodies in a green-clue tinge. It displays patches of thick milky weathering and brilliant iridescence. The chambers were formed by pinching a single open free-blown vessel rather than folding over. Balsamarium were used for holding two different types of scented oils or liquid.

Size: L:145mm / W:48mm ; 73.5g

Provenance: Property of a West London gentleman; previously in a collection formed on the UK/International art market before 2000.

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