Artist Palestinian
  • Ampulla
Date 6th century
Medium Tin-lead alloy
Dimensions Overall: 2 7/16 × 1 7/8 × 1/4 inches (6.2 × 4.8 × 0.6 cm)
Credit Line City of Detroit Purchase
Accession Number 26.154
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View European: Medieval and Renaissance W242, Level 2 (see map)
Inscriptions Inscribed
(M. Bing, Paris, France);
1926-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
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