Twelfth-Century Hand-Warmer

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Upper part of a twelfth-century hand-warmer with openwork decoration of animals and foliage.
Such hand-warmers had a spherical shape and contained embers in their hollow center. Priests, for instance, would have them suspended by a small chain over the altar.

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