A ROMAN GLASS CANDLESTICK UNGUENTARIUM (PERFUME/OINTMENT BOTTLE)
Catalog:Glass:Roman: stock #1311558
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.
Yael Israeli, â€śAncient Glass in the Israel Museumâ€ť, p. 207; pl. 254; 255.
â€śNeither gold nor crystal can compare with it, nor can it be had for jewels or gold.â€ť (Job 28:17)
â€śPerfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice.â€ť (Proverbs 27:9)