London, South Kensington
29 April 2010
A ROMAN GREEN GLASS DOUBLE BALSAMARIUM
CIRCA 3RD-4TH CENTURY A.D.
The body wound with horizontal trail, zigzag trail beneath the everted rim, 4 in. (10 cm.) high; a glass double unguentarium with black iridescence, 4¼ in. (10.8 cm.) high; two green glass spherical bodied flasks with tall cylindrical necks, 5 in. (12.5 cm.) high max.; and three small green glass flasks with ribbed bodies, all 1st-4th century A.D., 3¼ in. (8.3 cm.) high max. (7)
Items one and two: With Charles Ede Ltd., London, 1960s.
Items three and four: Formerly in a Welsh private collection, 1960s.
Items five, six, seven: Formerly in a German private collection, 1970s.
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