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Lot 0053
Ancient Rome, Holyland, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A tall unguentarium comprised of translucent, blue-green glass with areas of internal silvery and rainbow iridescence, its form consisting of a bell-shaped bowl with a slightly indented base, a long neck that gradually narrows to the flat rim with a flared lip. This type of vessel was used to hold scented oils and perfumes. The narrow opening ensured that the precious liquid would not evaporate easily. A lovely example. Size: 2.5" W x 6.5" H (6.4 cm x 16.5 cm)

Provenance: Ex-Poway CA Private Collection

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Scattered encrustations, intact, excellent condition

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Roman Green Glass Perfume Bottle Unguentarium

Estimate $700 - $1,050Sep 22, 2016