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Ancient Roman Glass Unguentarium Perfume Tear Oil Flask Antiquity

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Seller: (2,789) 100%, Location: Stockholm, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 391490950509 Ancient Roman Glass Unguentarium Perfume Tear Oil Flask Antiquity Technique (creation media) glass Creation period Ca 2000 years old (maybe). I do not guarantee the creation of age! Culture/Origin Roman Empire or Greece Style and motive Classical Artist/Maker/Creator/Manufacture Unidentified Mark/Signature/ Inscription/Label Not noted Overall Condition Pretty Good Imperfections/defects (see pics first of all) age wear, ground traces Restoration if any Not noted Measurements metric 7.9 cm Measurements inches 3 1/8 Net weight App. 0.0 kg App. Gross weight /dimensional 0.25 kg Estimated Shipping / Packing Costs & Time: $US 18 airmail within 4-7 days to European Union and USA $US -- FedEx express within 72 hours to USA and Canada All other destinations need to email us for precise quote. Notes & words: An unguentarium (plural "unguentaria") is a small ceramic or glass bottle found frequently by archaeologists at Hellenistic and Roman sites, especially in cemeteries. Its most common use was probably as a container for oil, though it is also suited for storing and dispensing liquid and powdered substances. Some finds date into the early Christian era. From the 2nd to the 6th century they are more often made of blown glass rather than clay. A few examples are silver or alabaster. Unguentaria were used as product packaging in commerce and for funerary practice. They are distributed throughout the Mediterranean region of the Roman Empire from Palestine to Spain, and north into Britain and Germania. Their manufacture was nearly as widespread. Piriform. The unguentarium with a footless body that is rounded or pear-shaped (Latin pirus, "pear") began to appear in the second half of the 1st century BC and is characteristic of the Roman era, particularly the early Principate. These are regularly associated with graves in the 1st century. The piriform unguentarium was in use for a limited period of about a hundred years and did not replace the fusiform. A puzzling exception to this chronology is the squat rounded unguentarium with painted bands found on the northeast coast of Spain and in other Iberian cemeteries, dated as early as the 5th century BC. The word "bulbous" is used rather confusingly in the scholarship to describe both forms. "Bulbous" appears as a synonym for "piriform," but is applied descriptively to the fusiform to distinguish certain examples from more slender profiles. Thin blown-glass bottles began to appear in Cyprus after the middle of the 1st century BC. The use of the new medium for unguentaria resulted in variations of form, including the thin, "test-tube" type. Glass unguentaria made in Thessaly, for example, often have a distinctive conical body, flared like the bell of a trumpet, or are squat and rounded with a very long neck; they come in a range of colors including aquamarine, pale green, and yellowish green, or may be colorless. This shape was popular in the 2nd and 3rd centuries and is also characteristic of Thrace and Cyprus Please visit my eBay store WE DO ACCEPT LAY-AWAYS (payment plans)! FOR UP TO 60 days. WITHOUT FEES! For any items priced over $900! Terms: 1. First installment of 20% as non-refundable deposit to cover related costs within 5 days since purchase date by non-PayPal payment as they do not accept deposits (contact me for details). 2. The remaining 80% must be paid within 60 calendar days since purchase date by any payment method within 1-2 installments Going to layaway purchase? – contact me! Fine Art Notice: Industry-recognized Independent Examination Company has issued documented expert’s opinion (equal to COA) to most of our authorized artworks. Obligatory insurance is 2% Never pay before final invoice e-mailed by us (within 24 hours)! International (worldwide, overseas): 1. Email us for precise S&H quotation and for applicable discounts prior to the end of sale! 2. Our shipments are not subject to import tax as we deal with original artworks and genuine antiques over 100 years old. These are customs Harmonized codes 9701, 9706 and you don’t need to pay your country’s import duties. 3. We pack well and ship from Stockholm, Sweden to nearly any place globally. Our return policy is: 1. To accept a return in Exceptional case within 14 days according common Human terms and rules. 2. To prohibit “returns” from e-market cheaters, frauds. 3. We also don’t deal with return where Buyer doesn’t like insignificant imperfections such age wear, tiny scratches, dents etc that were not mentioned in description, but presented on pictures – good Buyer studies good images well enough before making a bid. Details of payments, shipping, packing, insurance and 14 days guarantee read on About Me page. Thanks for your time visiting! Material: Glass

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