- late 15th or early 16th century
- Made in possibly the Valley of the Lower Rhine, Germany
- Free-blown glass with applied decoration
- Overall: 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Dr. Eugen Grabscheid, 1977
- Accession Number:
While primarily intended as drinking vessels, small Krautstrünke of this type were often used as altar reliquaries. The relic was placed inside the vessel, which was then sealed with wax. Seals impressed into the wax often provide a means of dating the vessel.