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Oil Jugs
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Lamps in Antiquity

Reproduction Oil Jugs
and Ampullae

jugsOil Jugs
These small juglets can be used for lamp
oil (or any other liquid). A clear lead-free (food safe) interior glaze is included. If you want it without glaze, let me know, I can make one for you. Color varies considerably from batch to batch.
(5 1/2 inches high).
$ 12.00 (interior glaze included)

ampullaeSaint Menas Ampulla-
Pilgrim Flask

These small flasks were obtained by pilgrims at holy sites from about the 4th to 7th centuries. They were probably most often used to carry home sanctified water from a healing spring at the shrine, as well as anointing or lamp oil from the holy site. My replica (right) is a restored cast of the original on the left, which was made for the shrine of St. Menas in North Africa. Examples have been found all over Europe. St. Menas was a Roman soldier who was martyred for refusing to deny his Christian faith. The figures by his side are camels which carried his body back to North Africa.  To read more, visit the shrine's official website- it's still an active holy shrine. Color will vary.  (4" high x 2.75" wide).
$ 11.00  (interior glaze included)

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