Late Roman Glass Cosmetic Vessel with an Elongated Body - G.0074
Origin: Eastern Mediterranean
Circa: 300 AD to 400 AD
Dimensions: 6.25" (15.9cm) high
Collection: Classical
Style: Late Roman
Medium: Glass


In the sunset of the classical world, a woman drew out the dark beauty of her eyes with kohl or ground malachite contained in this elegant vessel. We can be certain of nothing more about her--though we might guess she was beautiful--yet somehow from this fragile clue we feel we know her well. We can see her smiling into her mirror and thinking--as women still do--about the evening to come, about the past, and the future... - (G.0074)



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