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Vase in the form of a sleeping African (known as Ethiopian) boy, 3rd–2nd century b.c. Terracotta This sleeping boy's nakedness and exhausted state suggest that he is a slave or servant. Vases of this shape most likely held perfumed oils.

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Pompeii exhibition: the food and drink of the ancient Roman cities

A fresco of a dinner, found in Pompeii - British Museum Exhibit on Ancient Roman Food, Roman Slaves were Construed Disproportionately Smaller in Ancient Roman Depictions