Early Medieval Ampulla
Early Medieval Ampulla
Early Medieval Ampulla
Early Medieval Ampulla
Early Medieval Ampulla
Early Medieval Ampulla
Early Medieval Ampulla

Early Medieval Ampulla

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Pilgrim bottles have a long history, and supplicates would use them to carry home water, oil or soil from the holy sanctuaries they visited. This custom allowed them to bring home an important religious relic that would comfort and connect them to their past pilgrimage once they returned.

When making this replica flask, we took inspiration from an example in the British Museum collection dating to 5thC-6thC. The flask is decorated on one side with a beardless figure believed to be either St George or St Theodore. The figure is clothed in a short tunic and holds a lance in his left hand whilst standing upon a dragon or serpent's back. 


Terracotta, reduction fired


Approx. 85mm x 45mm


This replica has been hand made in Northumberland by Potted History, based on an original artefact. 


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Many Thanks



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If you aren't completely satisfied with your Potted History piece, please get in touch to organise a return. Please email us at: clare@rothburycreates.co.uk.

Then you can return it in an unused condition within 30 days, and we'll refund you for the item. We don't try to baffle you with nonsense terms and conditions. Including your order number with the returned package will speed things up. Please leave any packaging intact.

Our returns address is:
Potted History, Gregory Court, Rothbury, Northumberland, NE65 7SW

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Hello Graham and Sarah, I wanted to message because I ordered your holy grail pot for my dad's birthday and he is over the moon with it.

Rachel Frankish

Many thanks again for all of the pottery - this will help bring our new Heritage learning programme to life!

Nottingham University Museum

I love it! I love everything about it, what it represents, why you made it and the history behind it. It was worth the wait! Thank you so much.

Gillian Castle

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