Holy Sepulcher bread stamp

Date: Seventh to tenth century
Location or Findspot (Modern-Day Country): Israel
Medium: Wood
Dimensions: 8.8 × 1.9 cm
Description: The different types of souvenirs that pilgrims to the Holy Land might bring home with them included ampullae (flasks with holy water or oil), badges, and special loaves of bread stamped with texts or images. This wooden stamp was used to imprint bread with an image of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, transforming it into a eulogia ("blessing").
Relevant Textbook Chapter(s): 2, 3

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