The Beauty and the Beast
Romans loved their perfumes and scented waters as well as their essential oils. It is hard for us to imagine, but ancient Roman cities must have been a nearly overwhelming mixture of thousands different scents. The richer the citizen the more perfume he or she usually used on a daily basis. And do not think that Romans thought, that less is more - on the contrary. They not only used lots of perfume but also very strong scents too. It is hard to imagine for us today.
But how did they store perfumes? Easy in their very own perfume flacons or bottles. They could be made from glass, alabaster, ivory or clay. The one at hand for example is made of the latter.
Furthermore, Romans were very creative with their designs ins general. The same is true for this perfume container. It is designed to mirror a wild boar. Boars typically are not associated with good smells but nonetheless, it got chosen.
Should you too be on the lookout for a new perfume container or you are just looking for a funny gift, then look no more. You have surely found it with this unique piece of pottery!
Boar Flacon Facts
- Length: 9 cm
- Width: 6 cm
- Height: 5 cm
- Weight: 170 grams
- Terra Nigra
- Can be sealed with a cork (not incluced)
- Authentic replica modeled after ancient originals
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