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

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


The Sutties of Balgone.

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Daily, 10am – 5pm 26 Dec and 1 Jan, 12 – 5pm Closed 25 Dec

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