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Roman Yellow-Green Glass Pyxis - GF.0024
Origin: Houran, Syria
Circa: 50 AD to 200 AD
Dimensions: 2.16" (5.5cm) high
Catalogue: V1
Collection: Classical
Medium: Glass

Location: UAE
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This exquisite cosmetic jar was perhaps the possession of a beautiful woman during the Golden Age of Rome. It may have contained some fragrant balm which--as the decoration suggests--smelled of honeysuckle blossoms. Beauty, like the flower, blooms and fades and leaves behind few clues. It could be just our imaginations, of course, but somehow in the presence of this lovely vessel we are able to vividly remember that ancient life... - (GF.0024)


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