1 15/16 x 3/4 x 5/8 in.
Bequest of David P. Harris ('46), 2020
This small ampulla is in the shape of an amphora with two handles and a ribbed neck and body. Such ampullae are thought to be worn by pilgrims and used to hold oil and water from holy sites. An amphora-shaped ampulla of similar size is at the British Museum, 1964,0107.3.
Purchased from Tetragon, London, on April 24, 1994. From an old British collection (McAlpine). Suggested to come from Palestine.
Antiquity, The Byzantine World