Cone-shaped Bucket, Pompeii, Bronze, 1st Cent C.E. Buckets like this were used in the kitchen to dilute wine with water. It was then poured into a pitcjer and carried into the triclinium where it was served to diners. Romans considered it vulgar to drink wine undiluted or directly out of its container.
Once again, a glimpse into the life of Roman cooking and baking. The arch is a huge hint that this is actually from Roman times, since it was a new development to them. Pompeii - Wood Fired Roman Oven at a Bakery