Bone would have been carved to create pins, used to facilitate the elaborate female hairstyles of the period. The hair would have to be twisted and coiled, to prevent the smooth pin from falling out. Bone also was used as a medium for everyday items, such as spoons, forks and wool needles.
Ancient Roman Carved Bone Wool Needle
Ancient Roman bone wool needle, featuring a squared, flattened end. This is a beautiful example of everyday Ancient Roman life.
Condition: Very fine condition. Complete and intact.