Lustration urn inside the main entrance to the Haghia Sophia Museum. Used in a purification ritual, the urn was carved from a single block of marble during the Hellenistic period and brought from the the ancient city of Pergamum to Haghia Sophia in the 16th century. The Haghia Sophia Church, built in the 5th century and converted to a mosque in the 15th century, is now a museum. Istanbul, Turkey.
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