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Roman Double Cosmetic Glass Tube - BB.1626
Origin: Mediterranean
Circa: 4 th Century AD to 6 th Century AD
Dimensions: 4.3" (10.9cm) high
Collection: Classical
Style: Blown Glass with Applied Decoration
Medium: Glass

£1,500.00
Location: Great Britain
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Description
The body is in the shape of two tube connected by a common wall and a flat base. Two handles rise from the middle of the body to the rim. The decoration consists of a trail wound around the middle part of the body.

Vessels such as this were believed to have been used to store and apply kohl-eye makeup. The fact that they consist of two tubes meant that they could have been used to store two different colours of makeup. The long tube meant that a spatula could have been inserted. - (BB.1626)

 

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