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.
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.
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