Artist: Italian , Venetian, early 16th century
Date: ca. 1500–1525
Culture: Italian (Venice)
Medium: Colorless (slightly tan) nonlead glass. Blown, enameled, gilt.
Dimensions: H. 12 3/8 in. (31.4cm)
Credit Line: Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number: 1975.1.1167
Known in Venice as inghistere fracade ("flat-sided bottles"), pilgrim flasks drew on Islamic models not only for their shape but also for foliate and floral patterns. In both the Islamic world and Renaissance Venice, pilgrim flasks were often made in pairs to celebrate marriages.