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Separator
Institute and Museum of the History of Science

Separator

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.