- Museum number
Pilgrim vessel; blue glass; mould-blown; hexagonal with decoration on each of the six sides; two sides show the crux gemmata of Golgotha, and a third shows a leaved cross; long, cylindrical stem, trefoil-shaped spout and thin, strap handle.
- Production date
- 578-614 (circa)
Height: 152 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The presence of the crux gemmata of Golgotha mounted on three steps, suggests the vessel was produced in the vicinity of Jerusalem, between the 1st appearance of this device on coinage of Tiberius II (578-82) and the loss of the cross during the Persian attack of 614. (M&LA register)
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2015 29 Jan-18 Oct, Finland, Tampere, Museum Centre Vapriikki, Pilgrimages from Finland
- Complete, but with a few repaired cracks.
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number