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King Karl IX's ointment horn flask

The idea for the ointment horn flask can be attributed to a verse from the First Book of Kings in the Old Testament: "Zadok the priest took a horn of oil out of the tabernacle, and anointed Solomon."

The regalia, the baptismal font and the coronation cloak can be seen in the Treasury at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.

Made: By Swedish-born goldsmith Peter Kiämpe in Stockholm

Material: Gold with relief ornament in multi-coloured enamel. Set with ten diamonds, eight rubies and six Karelian garnets.

Year: 1606