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Record ID: DUR-F52413
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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Medieval lead pilgrims ampulla, dating to c. 1350- 1530. It is flask shaped in plan, as with most ampullae it is fairly flat, although the neck of this example is open. It would have had 2 handles, one on each side but one has broken off. The remaining example shows they were triangular, and placed at the base of the neck. A casting seam can be seen along both edges of the ampulla. One side of the rounded lower half is decorated with a central shield, with its border raised. Inside the shield is a raised letter, possibly a G. The shield is inside two concentric circles. The othe…
Created on: Wednesday 8th June 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 8th June 2011
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Record ID: DUR-F5AF71
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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Lead Medieval pilgrims ampulla, c.1350- 1530. It has the common scallop shaped rounded base which narrows to the neck. The scallop design is carried on on one face with grooved lines coming in from the scalloped edges. The other face has no scallop decoration but has the raised letters IC for Iesu Christ (Jesus Christ), reflecting the religious nature of these items. The neck widens slightly towards the top, which is now broken. The handles are broken and mostly missing with just the base of one visible close to where the neck meets the scallop base. The ampulla has been flattened a…
Created on: Wednesday 8th December 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 10th May 2011
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Record ID: DUR-2FA6F0
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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Cast lead Medieval ampulla. An incomplete cast lead pilgrim ampulla of Medieval date (c. 1350-c. 1500). The ampulla is incomplete. The suspension loops are missing (only the stubs have survived) and the mouth has ragged breaks. The neck is relatively long and flares outwards and upwards from the body towards the mouth. The front of the ampulla is decorated with bold radiating ribs producing a corrugated surface resembling a scallop shell, although this does not extend to past the handles to the neck. The scallop shell was an emblem associated with St James the Greater and one tha…
Created on: Monday 12th October 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DUR-F1C193
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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Late Medieval lead pilgrims ampulla. It is mostly complete but one of the side lugs is missing and the mouth is cracked. The chamber is roughly circular in plan narrowing to the neck which is rectangular. The one remaining side lug is triangular. There is a design in relief on one face of the chamber. It is worn but appears to consist of a 6 pointed double line star in the centre with short radiating lines around it reaching to the edges.
Created on: Tuesday 28th July 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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