Roman Pottery


During the final days of the Roman Empire it became fashionable to carry around a decorative vase in which to excrete bodily waste.

Roughly the size of a hip-flask, people initially competed with each other as a show of wealth by commisioning ever more extravagant containers, until it was necessary to increase the size to fit the ever increasing number of jewels and decorations.

At the height of the fad, many noblemen found it necessary to employ several extra staff in order to lift and transport the containers.

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