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Cruet

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One of a pair of small cruets for the Mass. Each is made up of six pieces of transparent red amber. Fitted with an elaborate handle, an "A [acqua]" within the confines of the handle.

Provenance

According to information provided by the donor, acquired from a church near Lake Maggiore, Italy.

Credit Line

Bequest of William Arnold Buffum

Ewer

Italian, 18th century

Dimensions

13.2 cm (5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

02.226

Medium or Technique

Amber

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ecclesiastical ornaments