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Roman Double Cosmetic Tube with Handles - GF.0230
Origin: Eastern Mediterranean
Circa: 1 st Century AD to 2 nd Century AD
Dimensions: 4.75" (12.1cm) high x 2.375" (6.0cm) wide
Collection: Classical
Medium: Glass

Additional Information: Found in Nazareth
Location: United States
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In the ancient world, as today, lovely women enhanced their natural looks with cosmetics. These glass tubes, created at the height of the classical age, may once have contained two kinds of eye shadow, perhaps black kohl and bright green malachite. We can picture some noble woman drawing out the dark beauty of her eyes as she anticipated the arrival of her beloved. What dreams and passions did she carry with her on the journey though life? This delicate vessel, witness to the rituals of daily existence, connects us in an intimate way with the world of the past. As we hold it, our imagination crosses over the bridge of time and sets out on a wondrous journey of discovery. - (GF.0230)


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