Ancient garden from Babylon to Rome

Institute and Museum of the History of Science


Lead, 1st cent. A.D.
Pompeii, House of Fabius Rufus
Soprintendenza Archeologica di Pompei, inv. 14127

This is a disk pierced with little holes at the center, with a tubular pipe. The small perforated basin probably served to keep residue of various kinds from entering the pipe and clogging it.