Gilded silver pendant with ancient Roman glass

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Jewels with ancient Roman glasses

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Gilded silver pendant with ancient Roman glass

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Jewels with ancient Roman glasses

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Serra - Roma / Jewelry

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A7/633

AMPULLAE VITREAE Glass containers of ointments and aromatic substances (1st-3rd century AD)

The use of sprinkling the body of perfumed oils was deeply rooted in everyday life. The same Pliny (Roman writer and philosopher) lists them “among the most gradual things and the most dignified goods of life”. The Romans made extensive use of perfumed oils. It was central to both male and female toilets. They were used both to perfume clothes and body parts and during banquets to perfume wine or to be burned during sacred ceremonies. During the Augustan Age we have evident traces of an Italian industry that had a production of great value; the proof of an involvement of the imperial house in the production of this kind of vitreous ampoules is with the emperor Marco Aurelio.