An early Medieval pair of cosmetic tweezers, modelled in bronze. A single piece of flat bronze is modelled into the tweezer shape, indented to form a hoop at the top.The ends have been hammered inwards for an easier grip.
Date: Circa 13th - 16th century AD Condition: Extremely fine. Some patination on surface due to ageing.
In Medieval society, tweezers were used as cosmetic and medical tools, which typically required longer and narrower arms. Cosmetic tweezers were mainly used for depilation, which was fashionable amongst women. It was considered fashionable to pluck a medieval woman’s eyebrows and the hair at her hairline.
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