Copy of a European sacrament dispenser

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Copy of a European sacrament dispenser (1500s). This rather odd instrument was used to give out Holy Communion while keeping those with plague literally at arm’s length. It is just over a metre long. One prong at the end of the fork has a slit to take the communion wafer, and the other prong has five small holes from which wine can be drunk. Contributors: Science Museum, London. Work ID: we89df8g.

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