- Museum number
Ampulla; lead; with ornament in relief; on each side of the neck is a cross; on one side of the body are two military saints standing side by side, each holding a spear and shield; in the field vertical inscriptions; on the other side is the Church of the Holy Sepulchre shown with three round arches, above which are a gabled roof, cupola and turret; a lamp is suspended from each of the three arches; under the central one is Christ in his tomb.
- Production date
Height: 56.60 millimetres
Width: 37 millimetres
Depth: 15.60 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- For iconography of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on contemporary ampullae (Berlin SMB inv. no. 25/73, Cleveland CMA 1999.234), see Katja Boertjes, The Reconquered Jerusalem Represented Tradition and Renewal on Pilgrimage Ampullae, from the Crusader Period, in The Imagined and Real Jerusalem in Art and Architecture 169-89 (Leiden: Brill), 175-77.
- On display (G40/dc7/no1)
- Exhibition history
2017-2018 2 Nov-8 Apr, BM Gallery 35, Living with gods
2012 -2013 27 Aug-6 Jan, Paris, Petit Palais - Musee de Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris, 'Dieu(x): Modes d'Emploi'
2007 20 Apr-19 Sep, London, The British Library, Sacred: Discover What We Share
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number