Double Cosmetic Tube with Suspended Handle

  • Eastern Mediterranean or Italy
  • 4th - 5th centuries A.D.
Catalogue Entry

A translucent green glass tube was pinched and folded in the middle to create this double-bodied bottle. Thin glass threads are wrapped around the body as decoration and four corners of wave shaped cord decoration extend from the base towards the mouth. The whole is topped by a three-layer suspended handle. The base has traces of pontil and is not free-standing. This truly unique shape was popular during this period as a container for cosmetics.