Bronze Pitcher From Pompeii

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Liana Miate
published on 08 September 2017

A bronze pitcher with Nereid (sea nymph). 1st century CE. Soprintendenza Archeologica di Pompei, (photo taken at the National Maritime Museum, Sydney Australia)

Utensils for serving food were another way of showing your wealth. This bronze pitcher, used for adding water to wine, has a decorated handle of a nereid on a sea monster.

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Liana Miate
Liana is the Social Media Editor for Ancient History Encyclopedia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in ancient Greece, Rome & Late Antiquity. She is particularly passionate about Rome and Greece, and anything to do with mythology or women.

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