ROMAN GLASS CANDLESTICK BALSAMARIUM
TALL CANDLESTICK BALSAMARIUM
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