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Piliform Unguentarium or Tear Bottle

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on June 25, 2013

Piliform Unguentarium

A typical late First Century shape appears in this slender, small and very common unguentarium also called a tear bottle. The blue green color and silvery iridescence greatly compliments this simple shape making it an interesting piece.

H: 7 cm

First Century

Ref: Hayes 1975 #108, Matheson 1980 #82

12R Piriform Unguentaria

12R Piriform Unguentaria

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