Ungentarium. Blue glass bottle with white opaque ribbon patterning. Globular rounded body and slightly flat base. A slender tubular neck leads to a rim folded out and in. Repaired. The marbelled mosaic pattern was formed from alternating sections of two glass canes, to create a blue ground with white flared pattern in the base and neck.
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Roman
Circa 1 CE
L110mm x W65mm x D65mm
History and use
Small bottles in mosaic glass were made during the Julio-Claudian period. But glass-blowing became more widespread during the mid first century, they were quicky supplanted by free blown versions often in more transparent glass that allowed one to see the contents.