Roman Cosmetic Kit

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Mark Cartwright
published on 13 November 2013
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A Roman cosmetic toolkit in bronze with two tweezers and two spoon-headed instruments (specilli) and a mirror also in bronze with (originally) a polished silver face. The toolkit is of unknown provenance whilst the mirror is 1st century CE and from Aosta, North Italy. (Archaeological Museum, Aosta).

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About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at WHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2013, November 13). Roman Cosmetic Kit. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Cartwright, Mark. "Roman Cosmetic Kit." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 13, 2013.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Roman Cosmetic Kit." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 13 Nov 2013. Web. 03 Aug 2021.