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Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

Second edition

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199680276
Published online November 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191744419

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An aspergillum is a *liturgical object used for the Asperges (Lat. sprinkling) with holy water which accompanies certain solemn ceremonies, such as the Easter Ceremonies. It is usually a short metal or wooden rod, with a brush or metal bulb at the end which is dipped in the holy water bucket (Aspersorium, ...

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