Ancient shoe-shaped perfume flask from 1st century B.C.

1st Century BC Shoe Shaped Perfume Flask

Just goes to show that people have been working on their fragrance game for quite some time…

Lydian Terracotta perfume flask in the shape of a shoe, Late Hellenistic period, 1st century B.C.,

The object consists of a small alabastron (perfume vase) that has been inserted into the opening of the shoe. The name inscribed on the side, Hekataiou, gives the name of the owner, a man named Hekataios.