A ROMAN GLASS CANDLESTICK UNGUENTARIUM (PERFUME/OINTMENT BOTTLE)

A ROMAN GLASS CANDLESTICK UNGUENTARIUM (PERFUME/OINTMENT BOTTLE)


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Glass: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1311558

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P. O. Box 14646, Jerusalem 9114601, Israel
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 $800.00 
c. 1st-3rd Century CE

Made of pale blue-green glass, this vessel was formed specifically for its purpose of holding valuable liquids such as perfume and medicaments. The body is bell shaped and stands on a concave base, the neck is long and cylindrical to hinder the flow of liquids and terminates in an everted and folded rim.

In excellent condition with natural iridescence present.

Height: 16.5 cm (6.50 inches)

Worldwide Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity Included in Price.

Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.

Bibliography:

Yael Israeli, “Ancient Glass in the Israel Museum”, p. 207; pl. 254; 255.

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“Neither gold nor crystal can compare with it, nor can it be had for jewels or gold.” (Job 28:17)

“Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice.” (Proverbs 27:9)