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   PA-2869 - Ancient Roman Unguentarium - c. 1st - 3rd century AD



PA-2869:  (100 x 55 mm – 3 7/8 x 2 3/8 inches) A fine blown-glass “unguentarium” pleasingly formed, with a round pear-shaped body, slender neck and flared lip.  The body is enhanced by pinched "ribs" around its circumference.  The base is flattened so that it is free-standing.  Glass of this shape was used to store ointments or cosmetic oils. Beautiful light blue-green glass and very fine surface patina with large areas of silver and blue iridescence – excellent condition.

Provenance: Ex New York Collection.

The survival of this fragile glass seems nearly miraculous. Occasionally examples where the glass has reacted to burial exhibit a shimmering iridescence that has long captivated the imagination of the most ardent collectors and artists.

Inventory Number: PA-2869


Charles Edwin Puckett
Contact   Charles or Teresa Puckett Phone: 330-668-0032
Period: Pre-1600
Date: c. 1st - 3rd century AD
Origin: Ancient Roman
Condition: Excellent
Measurements: 100 x 55mm - 3 7/8 x 2 3/8 inches
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