Ancient Roman Unguentaria Glass, Pale Blue, 3rd To 4th Century AD.

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Ancient Roman Unguentaria Glass, Pale Blue, 3rd To 4th Century AD.

This Piece has a Bulbous Body, Flat Base and Broad Everted Mouth.

 

Ancient Roman Glass was Made By Mixing Two Ingredients, Silica and Soda. Silica Is Actually Sand Which Is Made Of Quartz. To Make The Silica Melt at a Lower Temperature, The Romans Used Soda (Sodium Carbonate). The Source Of Soda During This Period was Natron, a Type Of Salt Found In Dry Lake Beds.

Unguentarium Is a Small Ceramic Or Glass Bottle Found Frequently By Archaeologists at Hellenistic and Roman Sites, Especially In Cemeteries. Its Most Common Use was Probably as a Container For Oil, Though It Is Also Suited for Storing and Dispensing Liquid and Powdered Substances.

Item Code - GLA2D4001TA

Width: 1 1/4"  Height: 2 7/8"  Depth: 1 1/4"  Weight: 16 g


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