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This Aryballos is made after an original from 79 BC found in Pompeii. The Aryballos was used to keep oil in, this oil was used in the gymnasia and bathhouses for massaging. Dirt from the body was removed by the oil and with a strigilis the oil was scraped from the body.
This Aryballos is made of brass and tin. The tin is safe to keep food in. The Aryballos is provided with a cork and a ring to which the strigilis can also be hung.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
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