Roman Date Flask

Culture: Roman
Period: 1st-2nd century A.D.
Material: Glass
Dimensions: 8.4 cm high
Price: 2 600 Euro
Ref: 3603
Provenance: US private collection of the antique dealer Peter H. Tillou (1935-2021), thence in a family estate.
Condition: Intact
Description: Wonderfully preserved unguentarium blown into form with an irregular ribbed corpus. These perfume flasks have the form of dates. It is even assumed that each glass is the impression of a real date. The neck is short, the thick estuary pulled far out. The oldest datable examples are from Pompeii and Herculaneum. However, date flasks were almost exclusively manufactured in Syria-Palestine. A very appealing example with amber colored shine.