Seller: hix.antiquitatis (698) 100%, Location: New York, New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 272210936627 Roman Glass Double Balsamarium An ancient Roman glass double balsamarium, a cosmetic vessel, with the original bronze applicator.Ca. 1st - 3rd century AD. Height of glass: 4 3/8 in. (11.5 cm).Handle lacking, otherwise intact.Found at Beth Shean (Buson), Syria, in the 19th century. Ancient glass manufacture had begun in the 2nd millennium BC in Mesopotamia and Egypt. The Greeks and Phoenicians advanced glass technology greatly in the latter 1st millennium BC. In the early 1st century AD, Roman workshops began producing blown glass on a large scale. Eventually glass vessels came to replace a wide variety of pottery and metal wares in the ancient world. Ancient Roman glass was traded far beyond the Roman empire. Roman glass vessels have been found in Scandinavia, India, and in Han Dynasty tombs in China. Formerly in a 19th century New York private collection. #3425 GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC AND AS DESCRIBED HIXENBAUGH ANCIENT ART, NEW YORK Member: Appraisers Association of America (AAA) Art and Antique Dealers League of America (AADLA) Confederation Internationale des Negociants en Oeuvres d'Art (CINOA) See our 'about me' page for our credentials and expertise. All antiquities we handle are authentic and legally acquired. Every piece is accompanied by a complete description with photo and signed guarantee of authenticity. See our web site for more examples of fine ancient art.