Pyx and Communion Spoon

Pyx; Communion Box

Date:

1804

Materials:

Silver and Silver gilt

Dimensions:

W 2.75 in x H 6.25 in x D 1.125 in

Accession Number:

1.2012

Credit Line:

Gift. Weeks, Joseph. 2012-03-12

Description

Silver pyx surmounted by eight-pointed cross. On front is niello image of crucifixion; Virgin Mary and Apostle John standing next to cross; above is all-seeing eye. Gilded and engraved background. Engraved geopmetric border on back of pyx. Spoon: has equilateral cross on end of handle; Latin cross engraved near spoon's bowl.

Inscriptions & Markings

Marks on pyx: St. George facing right over 1804; ѲИ in rectangle; 84 in rectangle; IB in rectangle. Marks on spoon: 84 in rectangle; ПА in rectangle.