Bottle with Two Handles

  • Eastern Mediterranean or Italy
  • 5th - 6th centuries A.D.
Catalogue Entry

Blown from blue translucent glass, this bottle has a twisted, pointed base. The same color of glass was used to create two short handles attached at either side of the bottle. Today the overall form of the bottle is covered with iridescence in cobalt, marine blue and gold colorations. Judging from its long thin shape, the bottle may have been used to contain kohl, a special kind of eye shadow cosmetic used to line the eyes.