Palestine or Syria, 5th-6th Century / Pilgrim's Ampulla (Oil Flask) with Painted Nimbed (Haloed) Figure / c. 400-600Palestine or Syria, 5th-6th Century
Pilgrim's Ampulla (Oil Flask) with Painted Nimbed (Haloed) Figure
c. 400-600

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Middle Eastern; Syrian
Creator Name-CRT: Palestine or Syria, 5th-6th Century
Title: Pilgrim's Ampulla (Oil Flask) with Painted Nimbed (Haloed) Figure
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 400
Creation End Date: 600
Creation Date: c. 400-600
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Glass
Materials and Techniques: opaque glass with paint
Dimensions: Overall: 10.5cm x 6.9cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1999.236
Credit Line: Gift of Bruce Ferrini in memory of Robert P. Bergman
Context: 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.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1999.236
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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