BOOK DESCRIPTIONThorough analysis of a series of small Roman bronze vessels decorated with scenes in relief, known as balsamaria. Examples found in the provinces of the Roman Empire have been examined, catalogued and illustrated. The book deals with the issues of their distribution, typology, execution, iconography, use and dating. The catalogue includes detailed entries for 62 known pieces to date and additional 30 related, undecorated vessels. All vessels are richly illustrated.