Krautstrunk, Reliquary

Period:
Circa 1500
Dimensions:
12 cm
Reference:
100-419

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Krautstrunk, Reliquary

This so-called "Krautstrunk," this glass was used as a reliquary
 
Krautstrunk means coal stalk. The design of the glass is reminiscent of this.
 
The top is covered with wax, with two stamps on it.
 
Archaeological find, entirely intact.
 
Germany, Middle Ages, circa 1500.
 
Extremely rare.
 
A number of specimens are in museum collections:
 
Corning Museum of Glass in New York
 
Metropolitan Museum in New York
 
Victoria & Albert in London
 
The Cloisters Museum in Manhattan.
 
 

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