Bird-shaped Vessel (160)

Bird-shaped Vessel
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Roman Empire; possibly Northern Italy; possibly Rhineland
First century A.D.
H: 6 cm, L: 11.7 cm

This was an ancient Roman form of packaging. It was filled with perfume, then the tail was sealed by heating it in a flame. To extract the perfume, the user broke off the tip of the tail.