Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection


Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on October 12, 2014


A utilitarian bottle from the second century takes on an extraordinary appearance.  Weathering has left a beautiful iridescence over virtually the entire piece of glass. This vessel, used for perfume, was designed with a long neck inhibiting evaporation of the precious liquid within.

H: 18.5 cm
2-3rd C AD

Cf. Yale #157. Boston #47, Israel Museum #254


32 R Candlestick balsamarium

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