Medieval Pilgrim Ampulla circa 15th Century AD Excellent Condition


Code: OA145

Medieval Pilgram Ampulla circa 15th Century Excellent Condition
36x49x9mm, 46.68g

A lead pilgrim’s ampulla in the form of a flask decorated with ‘scallop shell’ moulding on one side and possibly a tun or barrel device on the other. Ampullae were designed to carry holy water 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, declining after the Protestant Reformation of the mid-16th century.

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