Roman Style Jewel BoxRomans liked nice things, just like we do now. But they usually used other materials then we do today. A rather commonly used material for boxes and cases was bone. In today's society you rarely find anything made from animal bones. Bone as a raw material have nearly entirely been replaced by other substances like plastic or metal. Not so in Roman times!
Bone was considered somewhat of a mid-tier material. Not as precious as gold and silver but also not as cheap as wood. So you would have found boxes like this mostly in the homes of the Romans middle classes.
They could be heavily decorated or not be decorated at all. It all depended on the taste and the wallet size of the buyer. The piece at hand is only slightly decorated. Yet it has a timeless beauty to it.
The lid can be easily opened and closed to ensure maximum safe keeping while still easy to handle. It is pretty small, thus, you are only able to store small things in it. Things like rings, coins, necklaces, clams or other tiny trinkets.
Bone Box Facts
- Made entirely from Bone
- Completely made by hand
- Modeled after a real archaeological find made in France
- Length: 9 cm
- Width: 4,5 cm
- Height: 2,5 cm
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