Permanent Collection
Permanent Collection / Portugal
Also known as: Bottle of King Philip II

Photograph: Joaquim Real
© Museu-Biblioteca da Casa de Bragança

Wanli period
Unknown artist
Museum and Library of the House of Braganza
Vila Viçosa, Alentejo, Portugal
About the Museum
A porcelain bottle with the coat of arms of King Philip II of Spain. It was inspired in both shape and decoration by a pilgrim’s flask, a precious and much coveted object of the 16th century that was used to hold drinking water when on pilgrimage.
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See also
Historical Cross Referencing
Artistic Introduction