Cross-Shaped Pyx

Pyx; Communion Box

Date:

1793

Materials:

Silver and Silver gilt

Dimensions:

W 3.75 in x H 5.125 in x D 1.25 in

Accession Number:

4.2012

Credit Line:

Gift. Weeks, Joseph. 2012-03-27

Description

Silver gilt pyx in form of a cross. On front is image of crucifixion, on left arm of cross is image of Virgin Mary, on right arm of cross is image of Apostle John, on top arm is image of Lord Sabaoth blessing with both hands. City and skull of Adam are depicted in bottom arm of cross.

Inscriptions & Markings

Marks: St. George facing right; PA in rectangle; AO over П; 1793 over AT in rectangle