11233. Roman Green Glass Double Chambered Unguentarium (Perfume Bottle)
Eastern Mediterranean, Circa 2nd to 3rd Century AD
A unique and rare green glass vessel made up of conjoined tubes with applied thread trailing to tubes, thicker ribbon trailing at each four corners and thick arched basket handle. These elaborate glass vessels were found in tombs and would have contained scented oils for the deceased to carry into the next world. Beautiful color and elaborate design. 7-3/8 inches (19 cm) H. + custom mount. Handle repaired, iridescence and surface deposits. Provenance: Ex European collection H.S., acquired 1971-1998. See. Roman Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass (2001) p 192, 742 ff.