An early Roman unguentarium (cosmetic flask) with a globular body, free blown, with a long tapering neck narrowing towards the everted rim of the funnel-shaped mouth. The base is flattened and slightly indented to allow the flask to stand.
Literature and parallels:
Nicholas Thomas, Ancient Glass. The Bomford Collection of Pre-Roman & Roman Glass on Loan to the City of Bristol Museum & Art Gallery (Bristol, City of Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, 1976), no. 54;
Nina Kunina - Ferdinand Kuziumov, Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection (St. Petersburg, The State Hermitage - Ars Publishers, 1997), p. 164, 277, no. 130 (in a different colour).
Circa 1st century C.E.
Height 11.4 cm.
Netherlands private collection A. Niemeyer; thereafter Netherlands private collection C.M., acquired from Archea Amsterdam in 1999; thereafter with Kunsthandel Mieke Zilverberg, Amsterdam.