- Museum number
Lead alloy, hollow-cast pilgrim souvenir from the shrine of St Thomas Becket at Canterbury. It is in the form of a cylindrical ampulla decorated with vertical bands of alternately hatched and plain triangles. The ends bear scenes of Becket as Bishop and his martyrdom. This piece is associated with the shrine of St Thomas Becket at Canterbury.
- Production date
- 1280 - 1350 (circa)
Height: 53.79 millimetres
Width: 65.85 millimetres
Depth: 30.57 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This example differs from another one in the collection (MLA 1985, 10-9, 1) in that the figures stand proud of the surface in a manner similar to figures applied to the sides of Limoges châsses.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2011 23 June-9 Oct, London, BM, 'Treasures of Heaven'
2010-2011 17 Oct-6 Jan, Ohio, Cleveland Museum of Art, 'Treasures of Heaven'
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Martyrdom of St Thomas à Becket 1170
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number