Ancient Roman Green Glass Jar

Ancient Roman Green Glass Jar
Ca.100-300 AD.

Ca.100-300 AD. Glass was often the preferred material for storing expensive oils, perfumes, and medicines in antiquity because it was not porous. The small body and mouth allowed the user carefully to pour and control the amount of liquid dispensed. By the 1st century AD, the technique of glass-blowing had revolutionized the art of glass-making, allowing for the production of small medicine, incense, and perfume containers in new forms. These small glass vessels are found frequently at Hellenistic and Roman sites, especially in cemeteries, and the liquids, which filled them, would have been gathered from all corners of the expansive Roman Empire. Fine condition, intact; 46 mm; 1.81102 in; 17g; Provenance: Private collection of an Oxford professional, formed in the 1970s-1990s on the UK art market.

Lot details
Ancient Roman
Green Glass
Century/ Timeframe
Ca.100-300 AD.
Good Condition, See Photo
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