from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In class, antiq., a small club-shaped bottle made of alabaster, glass, or terra-cotta, used for holding unguents.
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Below a "candle stick" unguentarium (third century A.D.) from Room 4's "rich layer" in the Macellum, just before it became a dump.
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