Ancient Roman Deep Blue Glass Amphora Pendant


An Ancient Roman blue glass pendant in the form of a miniature juglet. This miniature juglet features a wide cylindrical base, from which its small tubular body raises and forms a long cylindrical neck. It is decorated around the centre with a zig-zag glass trail and a blue handle which is applied to the body and drawn up to the flaring rim. Miniatures items such as these were often used as charms for necklaces, bracelets and earrings.

Date: Circa 2nd - 3rd Century AD
Condition: Very good condition. The whole of the juglet including all parts of the trail decoration are intact. The pendant does not stand upright on its own.


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The Romans loved glass for its practical as well as decorative uses. Considering the vessels’ dimension and delicacy, this glass flask lead back to an all-female environment. Such miniature vessels were used as containers for ointments, powders, balms, and other liquids associated with the toilet, especially perfumes: the small mouth of the flask is ideal for slow, careful pouring, while glass was preferred for holding liquids, due to its non-porous, non-absorbent nature.

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

Weight 2.58 g
Dimensions L 2.1 x W 1.3 cm




Reference: For a similar item, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, item 17.194.478

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