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Bible Encyclopedias

1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

Lacrymatory

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LACRYMATORY (from Lat. lacrima, a tear), a class of small vessels of terra-cotta, or, more frequently, of glass, found in Roman and late Greek tombs, and supposed to have been bottles into which mourners dropped their tears. They contained unguents, and to the use of unguents at funeral ceremonies the finding of so many of these vessels in tombs is due. They are shaped like a spindle, or a flask with a long small neck and a body in the form of a bulb.


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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Lacrymatory'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/bri/l/lacrymatory.html. 1910.

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