Gold Ampulla by James Dennistown

Ampulla or vial for sacred oil, used in the religious ceremony at the Coronation of King Charles I at Holyrood, 1633.

Details

Medium:
Gold
Art Fund grant:
£200 ( Total: £1,000)
Acquired in:
1948
Vendor:
Sir George Grant Suttie

The body is pear-shaped, the screw-lid has 2 horn-shaped nozzles, and thefoot-ring has an incised egg-and-tongue pattern.

Provenance

The Sutties of Balgone.

Venue details

National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH1 1JF 0300 123 6789 www.nms.ac.uk

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