Urinal in wicker basket, Southern Europe or North Africa, 1801-1900

Made:
1801-1900 in North Africa and Europe
maker:
Unknown

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Glass urinal in wicker basket, lid of basket missing, probably Moorish, Southern European or North African, 19th century

Urinals shaped like this were for men to urinate into. They were often carried and used on long journeys. They were also used when using other facilities was inconvenient. The basket once had a lid, but this is missing.

Little is known about the origins of this urinal. It is thought to originate from Southern Europe or North Africa. It is made from glass and enclosed within a wicker basket. The urinal dates from the 1800s.

Details

Category:
Public Health & Hygiene
Object Number:
A626437
Materials:
basket, wicker, urinal, glass
type:
urinal
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle

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