John recovers an intact unguentarium


an unguentarium

While working near the north door, John pulled out a fully intact unguentarium, a small ceramic bottle that likely held olive oil or some other liquid or powder. After so many shards, a complete piece is exciting.

For more, consult, “The Chronology and Function of Ceramic Unguentaria” by Virginia R. Anderson-Stojanović in the American Journal of Archaeology Vol. 91, No. 1 (Jan., 1987), pp. 105-122.