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Roman Green Glass Balsamarium

Roman Green Glass Balsamarium


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Glass: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1196139

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A Roman dark green glass double balsamarium with a glass thread spiraling horizontally around upper body and applied handles reaching from shoulder to rim. Roman ca. 2nd - 3rd century C.E. Found in the Holy Land. 4" high. A balsamarium is an ancient vessel for holding balsam, a sweet smelling oil or soothing ointment. Ex: Archaeological Center, Tel Aviv Israel.