Glass double cosmetic flask (kohl tube)

Roman, Syrian

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Translucent light blue; handles and trail in same color, streaked with opaque brown red.
Everted tubular rim, folded over and in; body comprising two tubes, side by side, made from a single inflated gather by pinching sides vertically to make diaphragm; pontil mark on thick, flattened bottom; two rod handles attached to upper body, drawn up, out, then turned down and in, and trailed onto edge of rim.
Single fine trail applied as a pad on upper body, drawn up and wound in a spiral twice around body below handles, then wound down nine times ending near bottom.
Body intact, but some parts of trail missing; pinprick and larger bubbles, and blowing striations; dulling and iridescent weathering on exterior, thick creamy weathering and iridescence on interior.

Glass double cosmetic flask (kohl tube), Glass, Roman, Syrian

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