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3594, Unguentarium, c. A.D. 150-250

Artist: Photographer: Ardon Bar Hama
Culture: Roman
Material: Glass
Dimensions: h. 6 in / 15.5 cm

This vessel, called an unguentarium, was once used to store perfume. Made of free-blown glass, its low, wide body acts as a base for its slender neck, creating a captivating silhouette. This piece was most likely made in the eastern Mediterranean, perhaps Cyprus.

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