Ancient Roman Glass Perfume Bottle Unguentarium Vial Flask - 300 A.d. For Sale

A rare and beautiful ancient Roman olive green glass flask, dating to the 2nd - 3rd Century A.D.

A tall, conical vessel withwide shoulders, tapering into a rounded base, with a cylindrical neck and wide, everted mouth.

Vessels of this type were used for storing essences, ointments and even poisons in antiquity.

The elegant shape of the vessel demonstrates the advanced glass-blowing skills achieved in the Late Roman Empire.

For a larger example with an applied handle which achieved a price of £3,250 plus buyers premium at Christie's October 2012 Antiquities sale, please see the following link.

Height:6 1/4inches.

Condition: Excellent, unrestored.


Acquired by Herbert Alan Morgan (1877 - 1928) and Joan Dickson Morgan (1881 - 1970) during their travels in Persia / Middle East during the early 1900's and kept in the family until recently (2010).

Please note; this is a genuine and valuable ancient Roman flask offered for sale with to promote our other Roman antiquities.

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