Medieval Pilgrims Holy Water Lead Flask

Medieval Pilgrims Holy Water Lead Flask

Medieval Pilgrims Holy Water Lead Flask.
This type of holy water flask was called an Ampulla. Taken on pilgrimages and filled with holy water.

Made from lead. Size 2″ x 1 1/2″ inches.

Dated 12th -17th century. 

This was the common type now flattened from years being buried below ground and damaged from ploughing. The other types are much rarer and embossed with fancy patterns.

Share Button

Leave a Reply

error: Content is protected !!