Pyx with Communion Accessories

Pyx; Communion Box

Date:

1896

Materials:

Silver and Silver gilt

Dimensions:

W 2.125 in x H 4.125 in x D 0.8125 in

Accession Number:

6.2011

Credit Line:

Purchase. 2011-04-14

Description

Silver gilt pyx surmounted by eight-pointed cross. On front is engraved image of Christ crucified on Golgotha; behind Him is a city; Adam's skull below cross; above cross is Lord Sabaoth holding orb in left hand and blessing with right; below Him is Holy Spirit in form of dove, to the left and right are two angels. Chalice: has engraved eight-pointed cross. Container: round in shape, engraved eight-pointed cross on side. Spoon: has eight-pointed cross at end of handle, engraved ornament on top of handle, cross with spear and sponge engraved near bowl of spoon. Cloths: red, irregular in shape, ragged edges.

Inscriptions & Markings

Marks on pyx: A.M. in oval; BC over 18?? in rectangle; 84 in rectangle; St. George facing right in rectangle. On chalice: 84 in rectangle. On container: 84 in rectangle; A.M. in oval. On spoon: A.M. in oval.