Geography: Made in Northeastern France
Medium: Bone, polychromy
Dimensions: Overall: 3 1/2 x 4 7/16 x 1 3/4 in. (8.9 x 11.3 x 4.5 cm)
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1965
Accession Number: 65.68.2
This portable container for holy oils is decorated with incised circular patterns, some of which may have a cosmological meaning. Used for both baptisms and confirmations, the container could also be suspended from a chain or strap worn around the neck.