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Barrel

"Liturgical use for holy oil at consecration of Bishop" according to John Hunt. On small rectangular foot with matching section opposite for circular hole with ringed screw top. Center of body, between molded bands of silver, and ends engraved with fruit

Provenance

1962, John Hunt (b. 1900 - d. 1976), Dublin; sold by Hunt to the MFA for £350. (Accession Date: September 19, 1962)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

16th century

Object Place

Germany

Accession Number

62.671

Medium or Technique

Metal; Gilded silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver