Flask for holy oil
- Credit Line:
Dr W.L. Hildburgh Bequest
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Round body on a low trumpet-shaped foot; two scroll handles, the stopper is missing. The sides engraved respectively with the letters 'O' (ie. 'Oleum' or 'Oil') and 'C' (ie. 'Chrismatis', or 'chrism' [oil mixed with balm and consecrated for use in certain Catholic rites]).
Height: 8.8 cm, Width: 7 cm, Diameter: 3.4 cm diemeter of foot, Weight: 107.1 g
Silver, Spanish, 1600-1650.
Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)
Oman, Charles. The Golden Age of Hispanic Silver, 1400-1665. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1968.