This strange ceramic statue
is an ancestor of today's perfume-sprays : perfume was kept in the amphora
and in the body of the man . When one would blow through the hat of the
man, the frog would spit a jet of perfume !
The object, of Phoenician- Carthagenese origin, was found in a tomb of
the ancient necropolis of Sant'Antioco. It stands witness to the wealth
and ingenuity of the Punic folks who occupied parts of Sardinia between
the V° century BC and the III° century AC.