A C. 14th Century English Medieval Chalice
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A C. 14th Century English Medieval Chalice:
A c. 14th CENTURY ENGLISH MEDIEVAL CHALICE
FINE PATINA AND A WONDERFUL SYMBOL OF THE MIDDLE AGES
DEPICTED AS A CENTRAL ELEMENT IN MANY MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPTS
AN ENGLISH MEDIEVAL BRONZE, LIKELY SEPULCHRAL, CHALICE s.d., s.l., circa 14th century, likely English. Height 11 cm., Diameter cup 8.5 cm., Base 5.5 cm. [Ref. See; Vreeken, H.. Decorative Art: Middle Ages and Renaissance (Museum Boijmans van Beuningen), 1994. p. 107 chalice, 14th century.] Burial chalices were both representations of the priest's holy office and imbued with literal symbolism: "A manuscript, the Mitral by Sicardus Bishop of Cremona (died 1215), records that the "chalice [signifies] the body, because wine is in the chalice, blood is in the body". A VERY RARE EARLY AND ATTRACTIVE CHALICE. (Manuscript depicting chalice in upper right quadrant c. 1240Domesday Book with Edward the Confessor and Earl Leofric of Mercia. Image source: from the National Archives)