San Giacomo Pilgrim’s Water Flask - 14 cm Height - Handcrafted in Italy - Pewter
The San Giacomo Pewter Pilgrim’s Water Flask is a handy vessel for containing liquids, small enough to fit in a coat pocket or a handbag. The flask depicts a pilgrim wearing traditional clothing: a cloak, shoes, a large woollen tunic, a broad-brimmed hat, a haversack and, above, all a "staff", a sturdy iron-tipped stick which has almost become the symbol of travelling on foot. The date A.D.MM commemorates the 2000 Millennium Jubilee.
Pilgrims in the Middle Ages usually travelled on foot, especially as religious tradition saw walking as the most virtuous way of travelling. During that period (but the custom had been popular ever since the fall of the Roman Empire), all good Christians were expected to make a journey to an important holy place at least once in their lifetimes. This could be Rome, Santiago de Compostela and, especially, the sepulchre of Christ in the Holy Land. Ever since early medieval times, the protector of pilgrims has been St James the Apostle who is said to be buried at Santiago de Compostela. Symbols often found in portraits of St James, apart from the pilgrim's staff, are the Flask, the Scallop Shell (Coquille St Jacques for the French) and the Itinerant Map, which at that time was a long rolled-up parchment, similar to the "Tabula Peutingeriana".
Of course, the flask doesn't have to just hold water. We’ll leave that to your imagination…
Size: Height 14 cm x 9 cm
Weight: 670 g
Materials Used: Pewter
Designer: Alberto Tabellini
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