Object: Brazier

Portable brazier
Bronze, iron
House of Pinario Ceriale, Pompeii

The mild Mediterranean climate meant that Pompeii homes didn’t require much heating. Rather than having fixed fireplaces, most households relied on portable braziers like this one to warm rooms. Charcoal was burned in the internal iron canister, which was easily removed for emptying.

SAP No: 2647
Where was this found?
Relation to Daily Life in Pompeii

Private residences

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