Pyx with Accessories

Pyx; Communion Box

Date:

1848

Materials:

Silver and Silver gilt

Dimensions:

W 3 in x H 5.75 in x D 1.25 in

Accession Number:

3.2012

Credit Line:

Gift. Weeks, Joseph. 2012-03-12

Description

Pyx has silver gilt lid; surmounted by Latin cross; on front is engraved image of crucifixion; Virgin Mary and Apostle John standing by cross; above cross is Holy Spirit in the form of a dove with emanating rays and clouds on either side. Chalice is silver with engraved eight-sided cross on one side. Spoon is silver, with equilateral cross on end of handle, engraved border and eight-sided cross on handle. Box is silver gilt, with engraved border and eight-sided cross on lid. Circular container is gilt silver, has lid.

Inscriptions & Markings

Marks on pyx: cursive AK in rectangle; AК over 1848 in rectnagle; 84 in rectangle; St. George facing right in square. On box: 84 and St. George facing left in oval; BA in rectangle. On container: 84 in rectangle; ПА in rectangle.