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Pilgrimage Flask from the Shrine of Thomas Becket in Canterbury
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Pilgrimage Flask from the Shrine of Thomas Becket in Canterbury


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Description This rare pilgrim's flask, one of only a few to survive intact, was made to be worn around the neck as a protective talisman. It was once filled with holy water from the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket in Canterbury.
Exhibitions
  • Treasures of Heaven. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The British Museum, London. 2010-2011.
Provenance Edward J. Waddell, Ltd. Gaithersburg, Maryland [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1993, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1993

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13th century (Medieval)
Medium
lead
(Metal)
Accession Number
55.99
Measurements
H: 2 x W: 1 15/16 x D: 1/2 in. (5.1 x 4.9 x 1.3 cm)
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