Cosmetics Container Set from Aquincum

Every now and then when researching things I come across a piece that is just too spectacular to pass by. This 5-container set for cosmetics/ointments/perfume/...(?) is one of them, I just had to reproduce it! The container set in the picture is based on a find from a young woman's grave dated to the 2nd/3rd century AD in Aquincum/Budapest. 4 containers are fixed to each other in a square, the 5th is inserted in the center. The projecting upper edge of that 5th container helps holding the lids of the other 4 in place.


  • T. Biro, Maria. Bone Objects in Aquincum. Budapest 2012