The Romans had the salinum, an essential receptacle in every household. The salinum had ceremonial importance as the container of the (salt) offering made during a meal, and also to dispense salt to diners.
Greek domestic antiquities for sale come in all shapes and sizes and are widely collected.
Condition: Damage as seen, the crack is stable. The rim of this artefact was unfortunately damaged in transit. (the chipped pieces shown are included for restoration)
Dimensions: 15cm x 5.8cm.
Provenance: Ex. UK Auction.