Roman tweezers (known as ‘vulsella’ in Latin, and giving their name to “vulsellum” – a surgical tool in use today) were used primarily for removing body hair. Depilation was fashionable amongst Roman women and men, who used a clean-shaven appearance to distinguish themselves from Greek barbarians. There is suggestion that Julius Caesar had his face plucked daily!
Roman Good Size Tweezers
A pair of Roman tweezers in bronze; both sides with a stepped-ledge extending to halfway.
Condition: Very fine condition with good, dark patinated bronze.