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Lot 4852

Double Unguentarium with Superb Silvery Iridescence. Roman, 3rd to 5th century AD. A wide tube of dark aqua blue glass has been pinched and folded along its middle to form this colorful twin container for cosmetic oils or salves. The original tube with heavy trailed glass thread wound about it, now forming a decorative, somewhat herringbone-like pattern. At mouth and upper sides, two L-shaped handles, trailed from the same deep aqua glass. Intact and perfect,and rare thus. With fabulous thick silvery iridescence, having pastel hints of magenta and green. Length: 5-1/16". A choice, dramatic example of this class.
Estimated Value $1,750-UP.

Realized $2,415

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