Bronze unguentaria, aryballoi and pyxides from Roman Hispania

Salvador F. Pozo, Josep F. Roig

This article presents an assemblage of Roman bronze objects (ampullae, aryballoi and pyxides) serving to contain oils, unguents, cosmetic powders or balsams unearthed recently in the Iberian Peninsula (Hispania). Most of these bronze domestic vessels (both published and unpublished) were brought to light in contexts linked to bathing or personal hygiene from the first centuries of the Roman Empire. The vessels reveal a variety of forms, models and decors (manifestations of Romanisation).

Keywords: unguentaria, aryballoi, pyxides, oenochoi, ampullae, Roman bronze vessels.