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Limoges Chrismatory

Chrismatory, ca. 1200–1220
Made in Limoges, France
Copper: engraved, chased, and gilt; champlevé enamel: lapis and lavender blue, turquoise, light and dark green, red, and white
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 (17.190.853)

This chrismatory was used as a receptacle for sacramental oils. The use of holy oil for the anointing of kings is prescribed in Exodus 30:22-33.

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