- Museum number
Glass bottle; dull green; the sides of the hexagonal body are decorated respectively with a palm-frond, a cross above a column, another palm-frond, a trellis-pattern of lozenges, a cowled human bust above a cross in a circle on a pillar, and another trellis.
- Production date
- 450-625 (circa)
Height: 225 millimetres
Width: 65 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Tait 1991 suggests that bottles like this were Pilgrim's souvenirs for holy oil.
- On display (G41/dc13)
- Exhibition history
2017-2018 2 Nov-8 Apr, BM Gallery 35, Living with gods
2012 12 Mar-8 Jul, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA, Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition (7th-9th Century).
2010 26 Feb-13 Jun, Germany, Bonn, Kunst and Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Byzantium: Splendour and Daily Life
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number