Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

EGYPTIAN GLASS FROM THE ROMAN PERIOD

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 16, 2018

15R Roman Spool-shaped Unguentariom 2-3rd C 7.7 cm

15R SPOOL-SHAPED UNGUENTARIUM

Date: 2-3rd Century  Size:H: 7 ¾ cm, Rim: 6 cm, Base: 6 ½ cm

Remark: This perfume holder characterizes a common type of glass made in Egypt during the Second and Third centuries A.D. The dark green color, wide neck, thick walls and base occur on all of the pieces from this group. These sturdy containers were probably used for shipping perfume. It is intact with brilliant iridescence.

 

Ref:  Kevorkian #317-323, Auth 1976 #139, Barakat #G168, 169, P. 120


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