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Roman Glass Double Cosmetic Tube

Late Antique
ca. 4th century
Blown glass

5 1/2 x 1 13/16 x 1 in. (13.9 x 4.6 x 2.5 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: G.1
Geography: Asia
Classification: Clothing and Adornments; Toilet Articles
Culture/Nationality: Syro-Palestinian (?)

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  • blown glass - Glassware shaped by blowing air through a blowpipe into a glob of molten glass.
  • cosmetics - Powders, lotion, lipstick, rouge, or other preparations to be applied to the human body for the beautifying, preserving, or altering the appearance of a person.
  • glass - An amorphous, inorganic substance made by fusing silica (silicon dioxide) with a basic oxide; generally transparent but often translucent or opaque. Its characteristic properties are its hardness and rigidity at ordinary temperatures, its capacity for plastic working at elevated temperatures, and its resistance to weathering and to most chemicals except hydrofluoric acid. Used for both utilitarian and decorative purposes, it can be formed into various shapes, colored or decorated. Glass originated as a glaze in Mesopotamia in about 3500 BCE and the first objects made wholly of glass date to about 2500 BCE.

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • Mirrors and Masks: Reflections and Constructions of the Self Bryn Mawr College , Mar 23, 2017 – Jun 4, 2017
  • Shifting Sands: Roman Glass in the Bryn Mawr College Collections Bryn Mawr College , Oct 15, 2007 – May 30, 2008

Bibliography List
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
  • Carrie Robbins and Steven Z. Levine. Mirrors & Masks. Bryn Mawr College. Bryn Mawr, PA, March, 2017
    Page Number: 22, Figure Number: Plate 1

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