Perfume spray

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.


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