Industry in Ancient Rome: Ancient Roman Glassware, Ancient Roman Pottery, Portland Vase, Unguentarium, Oil Lamp, Egyptian Faience

Industry in Ancient Rome: Ancient Roman Glassware, Ancient Roman Pottery, Portland Vase, Unguentarium, Oil Lamp, Egyptian Faience

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Editorial Reviews - Industry in Ancient Rome From the Publisher Chapters: Ancient Roman Glassware, Ancient Roman Pottery, Portland Vase, Unguentarium, Oil Lamp, Egyptian Faience, Giampietro Campana, Monte Testaccio, Imbrex and Tegula, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Cage Cup, African Red Slip, Purpurin, Terra Sigillata, Samian Ware, Horrea Galbae, Barbotine, Hans Dragendorff, Conchylia Cup, La Graufesenque, Olla, Ancient Roman Oil Lamp, Pilae Stacks, Ante-Fixae, Arretine Ware, Mortarium, Lycurgus Cup. Excerpt: An unguentarium (plural "unguentaria") is a small ceramic or glass bottle found frequently by archaeologists at Hellenistic and Roman sites, especially in cemeteries. Its most common use was probably as a container for oil, though it is also suited for storing and dispensing liquid and powdered substances. Some finds date into the early Christian era. From the 2nd to the 6th century they are more often made of blown glass rather than clay. A few examples are silver or alabaster. Unguentaria were used as product packaging in commerce and for funerary practice. They are distributed throughout the Mediterranean region of the Roman Empire from Palestine to Spain, and north into Britain and Germania. Their manufacture was nearly as widespread. The term "unguentarium" is functional rather than descriptive; that is, it refers to the purpose for which this relatively small vessel is thought to have been used and is not typological by shape. In its early development, the shape was modeled in miniature after larger amphoras, which would have been the original bulk shipping containers for products sold in the ungentaria. An unguentarium is not always distinguished in the scholarly literature from an ampulla, a term from antiquity that may refer to these as well as other small vessels. In scholarship of the modern era, an ... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=18673799 Synopsis Chapters: Ancient Roman Glassware, Ancient Roman Pottery, Portland Vase, Ungue
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9781157855972
Publisher: Books LLC
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Returnable: N
Spine Width: 8 mm
Width: 150 mm
ISBN-10: 1157855970
Publisher Date: 15 Sep 2010
Height: 225 mm
No of Pages: 140
Series Title: English
Weight: 213.38 gr
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