Timeless are pleased to offer a Ceramic Unguentarium dating to the 5th - 2nd Century B.C.E.
Fired in Ancient Greece well over two millennia ago, a surprising number of these fragile vessels survive to modern times. Sometimes called 'Lacrimarii' or 'vessels of tears', they are often found in Greek or Roman cemeteries and were probably used to store oil.
Note that the base of the vessel is rounded and is supported on its plinth by a perspex rod which passes through a small hole at its centre.
Now available in the Timeless Galleries
ANCIENT GREEK UNGUENTARIUM
Acquired by Timeless on the UK antiquities market, 2020. Previously the property of an East Anglian gentleman. Formerly part of a deceased estate, Hertfordshire, UK, being formed prior to 1965.