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Pilgrim Flask
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Pilgrim Flask

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Description This flask shows a shrouded figure, perhaps Lazarus, emerging from the partially opened doors of a tomb. On the reverse is a cross under an arch. These two images evoked the pilgrim's belief in Christ's victory over death and the final resurrection of all believers. The flask could be worn around the neck as a kind of protective souvenir.
  • King Herod's Dream: Caesarea on the Sea. Denver Museum of Natural History, Denver; Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul; Museum of Science, Boston, Boston; Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau; Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington; Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, Los Angeles. 1988-1990.
  • Memory and the Middle Ages. McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, Chestnut Hill. 1995.
Provenance Clive Foss, Boston, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1985, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1985

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6th-7th century (Late Antique)
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2 11/16 x 1 15/16 x 7/8 in. (6.8 x 4.9 x 2.2 cm)


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