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MTW 1754, front
MTW 1754, front

Pilgrim Flask

MTW 1754

Turkey

19th century

MTW 1754, front
MTW 1754, side

Pilgrim Flask

MTW 1754

Turkey

19th century

probably zinc

42cm (height, excluding chain); 34cm (diameter)

The front and back of the flask are stamped with the words hajji … numero 283. A tag attached to the chain carries a similar stamp and a blue ceramic bead for protection against the evil eye. The flat back of the flask allowed it to fit comfortably against the flank of a camel or horse.