Roman Unguentarium with Spiral Thread

Culture: Roman
Period: 1st century A.D.
Material: Glass
Dimensions: 6.5 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 3596
Provenance: From a French private collection, acquired in the 1980s.
Condition: Glass threads chipped off in places, otherwise beautifully preserved.
Description: Small, aubergine coloured unguentarium with an applied, white spiral thread, which runs from bottom right to upper left. The small flask with a flattened base, bulbous corpus and a long, cylindrical neck. The spout opens to funnel, the rim is thickened. From the Syrian-Palestine region. See for the form with also white spiral threads “Römisches, byzantinisches und frühmittelalterliches Glas – Sammlung Ernesto Wolf”, Hatje Cantz 2001, numbers 1 und 2.