An unguentarium (plural `unguentaria`) is a small ceramic or glass bottle found frequently by archaeologists at Hellenistic and Roman sites, especially in cemeteries. Its most common use was probably as a container for oil, though it is also suited for storing and dispensing liquid and powdered substances. Some finds date into the early Christia.....
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unguentarium (s), unquentaria (pl) 1. A container for perfumed oil used in Hellenistic times. They were often of ceramic or glass and found in tombs. 2. A term commonly applied to ancient Roman toilet bottles; however, it appears that the term was 'invented' in the 19th century, on analogy with unguentarius ('perfume seller') and similar Latin ......
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