Early Christian Artifact - Holy Water Sprinkler c 7-12th Cent AD



“Asperging Wand” (Holy Water Sprinkler) - Eastern Roman/ Byzantine Circa 7th-12th Century AD 

 An unusual bronze artifact from the early period of Christianity. This bronze wand was used by a priest to sprinkle (asperge) holy water during services. The dove atop the wand is symbolic of the Holy Spirit. (Ref: G. Ferguson, “Signs and Symbols in Christian Art”).

In excellent condition with an attractive green patina.

(173 mm – 6 13/16 inches in Length)

  • Inventory# PA-3468