Glass unguent bottle, Roman, 257–450 CE

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Glass unguent bottle, Roman, 257–450 CE. An unguent is an ointment that is spread on the skin to soothe wounds, burns and scratches. The loop handle is used to carry the bottle, attach it to a belt or hang it up. The decorations around the sides look like snakes. The bottle could also have contained other medical treatments or cosmetics. Contributors: Science Museum, London. Work ID: fuurmm9t.

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