Agnus Dei reliquary which contained pellets of wax from a Paschal candle, mixed with holy oil, as a luck charm.
Agnus Dei Reliquary by Unknown Artist, 16th century
Photograph © Ulster Museum
- 3.9 x 3 x 2 cm
- Acquired in:
- R Stenuit
Some of the pellets were still in it when it was found on the sea bed. Part of the finds from the Girona wreck. Purchased after a public appeal by the museum.
After the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588, galleas Girona was wrecked off the North Antrim coast; 1967-9, treasure recovered by Stenuit, Belgian underwater archaeologist.