Roman Glass Unguentarium

£500.00

1st–3rd century AD. Roman. An amphora shaped vessel with an ovoid body with a strand of glass pulled out at the bottom to form a tip and a tall tubular neck. The weathering crust that has formed over the glass over time displays beautiful patches of multicolour iridescence. For a similarly shaped item sold at Christie’s, see https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-5984836.

Size: L:140mm / W:42mm ; 28.35g

Provenance: Property of a West London gentleman; previously in a collection formed on the UK/International art market in the 1990s.

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