Ancient Roman Glass Unguentarium

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Acient Roman unguentarium. Meaures 4.6 inches in height . Circa 2nd centurry CE. Has a slight hairline on the next and small repair on the body. Beautiful iridescent color coming through with some mineral deposits.

FRom the collection of retired antiquities dealer Alex Malloy . 

An unguentarium is a small bottle used for ointments, perfumes, balms, and other liquids associated with the toilet. Vessels typically have a bulbous bottom and narrow, tubular neck, but lack handles. Bulbous-bottomed. glass unguentaria were one of the earliest shapes to be made using the glassblowing technique.