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Pilgrim's Flask

Pilgrim's Flask

500-700

Byzantium, Syria-Palestine, 6th-7th century

Green glass

Overall: 4.4 x 3.2 cm (1 3/4 x 1 1/4 in.)

Gift of Bruce Ferrini in memory of Robert P. Bergman 1999.235

Description

Ampullae (small flasks) from pilgrimage sites were made of metal, terracotta, or glass. Because of their fragility, glass ampullae survive less abundantly than the other materials. This example was painted with the image of an unidentified saint bearing a nimbus or halo. It must have been used in conjunction with this saint's shrine.

See also
Collection: 
MED - Byzantine
Department: 
Medieval Art
Type of artwork: 
Glass
Medium: 
Green glass

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