A ROMAN GLASS CANDLESTICK UNGUENTARIUM (PERFUME/OINTMENT BOTTLE)
Please refer to our stock # G.62 when inquiring.
c. 1st-3rd Century CE
Made of pale-green, almost colorless glass, this vessel was formed specifically for its purpose of holding valuable liquids such as perfume and medicaments. The body is a flattened bell shape 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: 15.5 cm (6.10 inches)
Worldwide Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity Included in Price.
Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.
Yael Israeli, “Ancient Glass in the Israel Museum”, p. 207; pl. 254; 255.
“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)