Object: Oil container

Container for oil or perfume
Bronze
A bathouse e.g. Stabian Baths, Pompeii

This jar may have contained the oil used with a strigil to scrape the body clean before plunging into a bath. Such jars were often pictured in mosaics on the floors of bath houses.

SAP No: 11356
Where was this found?
Relation to Daily Life in Pompeii

Public baths

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