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balsamarium

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EtymologyEdit

balsam +‎ -arium

NounEdit

balsamarium (plural balsamaria)

  1. An ancient vessel for holding balsam.
    • 2007 June 26, Randy Kennedy, “Collecting Antiquities, Cautiously, at the Getty”, in New York Times[1]:
      Ms. Wight said that as recently as May the museum bought an important late Hellenistic or early Roman bronze balsamarium, or oil vessel, in the shape of a boxer’s head from a private collection in the United States that has documentation stretching back to the 1870s.