Roman Glass Unguentarium with Long Neck

£ 150.00

A Roman unguentarium in pale blue glass. The vessel has an everted rim and a long neck which leads to the conical body. The base is flat, slightly everted in the centre. Much of the vessel covered with a coating of earthy accretions.

Date: 3rd - 4th Century AD
Condition: Very fine condition, complete and intact.


SKU: AS-3586 Category:

Unguentaria are small ceramic or glass bottles found frequently at Hellenistic and Roman sites, especially in cemeteries. Their most common use was probably as a container for the cosmetic oils and unguents which were gathered from all corners of the extensive Roman Empire.

To find out more about Roman glass please see our relevant blog post: Collecting Roman Glass.

Weight 24.9 g
Dimensions H 14.5 cm