Seller: www-galleriadelvecchio-com (136) 100%, Location: Toronto, ON, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 180433714754 Click HERE for our other AUCTIONS Ancient Roman Glass Unguentarium : Antiquities Click here to view enlargement Beautiful Unguentarium with a low pear-shaped body with a tall slende neck and a concave base. The glass over the entire surface is dark in colour and a layer with noticeable iridescence of silver, blue and purple. Unguentaria types of free blown glass made throughout the Roman Empire. May have been called "ampulla" in ancient Rome or antiquity. They were easily tooled therefore made perfect vessels for mass production. These unguentaria were thought to carry primarily unguents (hence the name) also thought to have carried scented oils, medicine, pigments, cosmetics, or even dried herbs. This example dates to approx 100 AD and measures 4.25 inches in height. Provenance: Old collection of a retired antiquities dealer. See: Hermitage Collection (St. Petersburg 1997) by Nina Kunina, no. 362, illustration 178. Custom listed using TROCADERO's automated HTML and Picture Hosting tools.