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Ancient Toiletries, Cosmetic, and Grooming Items

Egyptian, Bronze Mirror with Wooden Handle, 18th Dynasty - Ptolemaic Period, c. 1550 - 30 B.C.

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AEA30996. Egyptian mirror; cf. Petrie, Objects of Daily Use, pl. xxvii, 40 (18th dynasty), length 27 cm (10 1/2"), width 14.8 cm (5 3/4"), original red, brown, and green polychrome pigment on gesso, ribbed handle is not firmly attached but slides on a bronze tenon; verdigris and minor bend in mirror, pigment and gesso chipped on handle; rare with handle; SOLD


Egyptian, Coptic, Wood Hair Comb, 6th - 7th Century A.D.

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AB31029. Wooden comb; cf. Petrie, Objects of Daily Use, 47 - 51; length 22 cm (8 5/8"), width 7.3 cm (2 7/8"), ornamented with circular geometric patterns; warped, missing some teeth; SOLD


Roman, Glass Lattice-Patterned Flask, 3rd Century A.D.

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From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years. Ex Robert Hass collection.
AG32576. Lattice-patterned flask, cf. Carnegie Museum 206, Newark Museum 81; 7 cm (2 3/4"), Choice, light green, mold-blown lattice pattern on globular body, smooth tubular neck with constriction at base, broad flattened funnel fire-rounded rim, varying shades of iridescence, bold and intact; SOLD


Egyptian, Glass Kohl Pot With Protective Covering, Roman Egypt, c. 30 B.C. - 200 A.D.

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Reputedly found with mummy. Glass bottles were often wrapped in shipping to prevent breakage. The linen wrapping has only rarely survived. Kohl was an eye paint used to enhance beauty and protect the eyes. From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.
AM33390. cf. Petrie Objects of Daily Use. Pl. XXII and XXIII; cf. Corning I 240 (for toilet bottle in brown fiber cover), Choice, 3 ĺ inches tall, aqua glass vessel kohl pot with tall neck wrapped in heavy bittuman and linen cloth, interesting example; SOLD


Egyptian, Predynstic Period, Alabaster Cosmetic Vase, c. 5500 - 4000 B.C.

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From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.
AW35492. Alabaster cosmetic vase; Malloy, Egyptian Art and Artifacts. Summer 1980, 11 (this piece); cf. Petrie, Prehistoric Egypt, pl. XXXV, 44, Attractive average condition, 50 mm X 25 mm; tapering egg shape; several holes, part of rim missing; lovely example of early Egyptian stone work; SOLD


Roman, Glass Bottle, 1st Century A.D.

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AA29965. Glass bottle; cf. Ontario Museum 242 (pale green, early-mid 1st century), Choice, 13.0 cm (5 1/8"); free-blown, turquoise-blue, cylindrical neck widening to body, piriform body, folded rim bent downward, flat bottom; encrustations, weathering, some dulling, iridescent areas, blowing spirals; SOLD


Judaean Kingdom, Large Pottery Unguentarium, Early Roman Period, 1st Century A.D.

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Time of Jesus Christ.

From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.

Found in Israel.
AH48165. Pottery unguentarium; cf. Ustinov UP 313, Choice, buff with white slip and bright orange paint to upper neck, wheel made, piriform bulbous body, flat ring base, tall cylindrical neck, expanding rim, 7 Ĺ inches high; repair to rim, otherwise intact; SOLD


Roman, Large Glass Bell-Bodied Candlestick Unguentarium, Late 1st - Early 3rd Century A.D.

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AG29970. Candlestick unguentarium, Isings form 82A2, cf. Corning Museum of Glass I 261 ff., Ontario Museum 257, Choice, 16.0 cm (6 1/4"); free-blown, near colorless pale aquamarine, flame rounded rim, flaring mouth, slender neck, expanding slightly downwards to tooled constriction above bell shaped body, concave base; some encrustation, dulling, some iridescence; SOLD


Judaean Kingdom, Pottery Unguentarium, Early Roman Period, 1st Century A.D.

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Time of Jesus Christ.

From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.

Found in Israel.
AH48168. Pottery unguentarium; cf. Albright 48/15, Superb, intact, dark red-brown, wheel made, ovoid ribbed body, tall cylindrical neck, slightly expanding rim, round base, 5 Ĺ inches high; rare; SOLD


Roman, Glass Test-Tube Unguentarium, 1st - Early 2nd Century A.D.

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This type of simple tubular unguentarium is was produced mostly in the first century. They replaced earlier terracotta bottles of the same shape.

The iridescent surface of some ancient glass, such as on this piece, is caused by interference effects of light reflected from several layers of weathering. The weathering resulted from chemical reactions between the glass and is environment over many centuries.
AB29972. Test-tube unguentarium; Isings form 27, cf. Ontario Museum 235, Corning Museum of Glass I 230, Yale Gallery 79; 12.5 cm (4 7/8"), Choice, free-blown, aquamarine, near-tubular shape, widening near the mouth and bottom, flattened base, folded and flattened rim; weathering, encrustations, bubbles; SOLD




  




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