Medieval Pilgrim Ampulla circa 12th-13en Century AD

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A lead pilgrim’s ampulla in the form of a male bust; 37 mm, 26. grams.
Ampullae were designed to carry holy water or oil and were sold as souvenirs at sites of Christian pilgrimage, typically bearing imagery relating to the saint venerated there. They were popular in the later medieval period, particularly in the 14th and 15th centuries.

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Weight 26 g

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Auction started 03/12/2023 5:00 pm

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