Opaque glass with paint
Overall: 10.5 x 6.9 cm (4 1/8 x 2 11/16 in.)
Gift of Bruce Ferrini in memory of Robert P. Bergman 1999.236
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.
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