Baltimore – The Walters Art Museum (Pilgrimage Flask)

Using the Walters Art Museum photo rather than own, this fascinating little item is a pilgrimage flask, which was worn around the neck of those going on pilgrimages across Europe. It was originally filled with holy water from the Shrine of Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral. There aren’t many of these which survive in such good condition, and to someone, this would have likely been one of the most important things that they owned.