Cosmetics Roman Glass Two Handles
This beautifully-decorated container is an example of a Roman-period cosmetic flask. Just like today, women in the Roman period liked to beautify themselves with makeup and oils. Perhaps this flask contained moisturizing oil for someone’s hair or face.
“Ointment and perfume delight the heart.” – Proverbs 27:9
“But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, so that you do not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.” – Matthew 7:17–18
This flask stands tall on a pedestal foot. The body of the flask has an elongated teardrop shape with a flared rim to funnel contents into the flask. Two small handles connected the flask body to its rim. A decorative trail of finely spun glass winds around and around the body of the flask. The flask is made of beautiful bluish-green glass. It has a fine coating of iridescent patina, a distinctive marker of ancient glass.
Antiquities from the land of the Bible are great investments and teaching tools. They bring the Bible to life in a tangible way, connecting the stories of the Bible with real artifacts that illuminate the text.
Comes with a certificate of authenticity and all required documents for export approval.
Shipped direct from Jerusalem.
Zak’s Antiquities is the website of Zak’s fine art and antiquities located on the Christian Quarter road in Jerusalem’s Old City. The shop began in 1964 and has remained as a family owned and operated business till this day. For the past 50 years Zak’s Antiquities has sold ancient coins, antiquities and art authentic to Israel and Jerusalem.