Unguentarium

  • Collection Number Ζ0305
  • Date 1st - 3rd century AD
    100 a.D. - 300 a.D.
  • Description Unguentarium of the "candlestick" type, with excessively compressed (disc-shaped) body and narrow cylindrical neck with splaying rim. Such vessels were mainly used as containers for perfumed oils. Because of their shape, they could store only small quantities of the liquid. The elongated neck helped to control the flow of the precious substances and prevented vaporization.
  • Culture Cypriot
  • Period Roman period
  • Material glass
  • Dimensions H: 19 cm / D: 9 cm
  • Exhbition Gallery 3rd floor / Cypriot Art