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Pilgrimage Flask from the Shrine of Thomas Becket in Canterbury
Anonymous (England)
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Pilgrimage Flask from the Shrine of Thomas Becket in Canterbury
English: 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.
Date 13th century
date QS:P571,+1250-00-00T00:00:00Z/7
(Middle Ages
era QS:P2348,Q12554
Medium lead
medium QS:P186,Q708
Dimensions Height: 5.1 cm (2 ″); Width: 4.9 cm (1.9 ″); Depth: 1.3 cm (0.5 ″)
dimensions QS:P2048,5.1U174728;P2049,4.9U174728;P5524,1.3U174728
institution QS:P195,Q210081
Accession number
Place of creation Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
Object history
  • Edward J. Waddell, Ltd. Gaithersburg, Maryland [date and mode of acquisition unknown]
  • Walters Art Museum, 1993, by purchase
Exhibition history Treasures of Heaven. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The British Museum, London. 2010-2011.
Credit line Museum purchase, 1993
Source Walters Art Museum: Nuvola filesystems folder home.svg Home page Information icon.svg Info about artwork
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