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Ancient Toiletries, Cosmetic, and Grooming Items

Egypt, Black Slate Dish, Hellenic - Roman Period, 1st Century B.C. - 1st Century A.D.

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This type of dish may have been used as a cosmetic pallet.
AE48734. cf. Petrie, Stone & Metal Vases 972, Choice, some chipping to edge, otherwise intact, black slate dish; four square protruding handles, 3 Ĺ inches diameter; ex Malloy, Egyptian Art & Artifacts, Summer 1980, 118; $135.00 (Ä114.75)


Indus Valley, Bronze Combination Cloak Pin and Mirror, c. 1st Millennium B.C.

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Bronze mirrors preceded the glass mirrors of today. This type of mirror has been found by archaeologists among elite assemblages from various cultures, from Etruscan Italy to China. In the Indus valley civilization, manufacture of bronze mirrors goes back to 2800 to 2500 B.C.
AL59777. Indus valley, Bronze Pin/Mirror, c. 1st Millenium B.C., 3.25 x 11 inches, mirror with polished circular face with long pin handle, nice example, from a New Jersey collection, purchased from a European dealer (c. 1980's); very rare; SOLD


Roman Glass Cylindrical Bottle, Eastern Mediteranian, c. 3rd - 4th Century A.D.

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"Cylindrical bottles of the third and fourth centuries are characterized by two types of mouth: one folded in and flattened as in this example, and the other the more common funnel mouth with a trailed-on ring underneath. Both types are consistently pale green." - Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery by Susan B. Matheson
AGA29977. Cylindrical bottle; Isings form 102a, cf. Newark Museum 446, Yale Gallery 221 - 223, Corning Museum of Glass I 308, complete and intact, height 9.0 cm (3 5/8"); free-blown, marvered to shape, pale green, cylindrical body slightly wider at the top, rim folded and flattened, slightly concave bottom; encrustation, enamel-like weathering, some iridescence; SOLD







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Toiletries, Cosmetics & Grooming