Unguentarium

Unguentarium

Object name: Unguentarium
Date: 1870
Dimensions:
53 x 23 mm
Medium: Glass
Where found:
Object number: C11314
DescriptionGreenish sherd consisting of a long slender cylindrical neck and rim. Found on Martin le Grand in 1870.

An unguentarium is a glass or ceramic vessel, usually without handles, designed for storing a wide variety of things ranging from scented oils to medicines. They are often associated with Roman funerary practices, and are found in Roman graves with a degree of regularity.