Ointment Jar From Pompeii


published on 29 August 2017

Alabaster ointment jar from Pompeii. 1st century CE. Soprintendenza Archeologica di Pompei, (National Martime Museum, Sydney Australia).

Alabaster was used frequently for ointment vessels as the stone preserved the contents.

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