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Roman glass flask

Unguentaria were small vessels designed to hold sweet-smelling oils, also called `unguents'. All of the glass in this collection is Roman, of the first or second century AD. The great majority of the items were found in Cyprus and came to the museum in April 1888 as part of Lord Brassey's 'Cretan' donation. The vessels were blown into shape, this technique having been discovered in the first centu…