Tudor Heart Burial Urn

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Tudor Heart Burial Urn

A lead urn and lid, made to preserve the heart of John Peck after his death in 1562. It is decorated with John Peck's name and a Maltese or St John's Cross on the lid. Perhaps Peck served with the Knights Hospitaller in Malta and his heart was sent home for burial ? Or did the deceased want his heart buried somewhere with a St John connection ? - The Museum would love to hear from anyone researching Peck families of the time to discover the full story behind this unusual object.
Harrison Collection/ Ryedale Folk Museum - the Harrison Collection is a private collection of national importance destined for the Ryedale Folk Museum in North Yorkshire. The Museum is currently raising funds to house the collection.
You can give money to help the project at thebiggive.org.uk - http://new.thebiggive.org.uk/projects/view/10778

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