About this object

  • ID:

    A2719

  • Production date:

    Late Medieval; late 15th century

  • Location:

    On Display: Museum of London: Medieval London: Late Medieval Religion: Worship

  • Very little medieval church plate survives because it was lost, hidden or converted to other uses during the Reformation. Chalices were supposed to be made from precious metals or pewter, so it is possible that this brass vessel, with hexagonal stem and sexfoil base, was made for burial in a priest's coffin, a custom sometimes observed in the medieval period. The chalice was found in London Wall.

  • Measurements

    H 189 mm; DM (base) 130 mm

  • Materials

    copper alloy

  • Last Updated

    2019-12-05

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    permanent collection

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    digital image copyright Museum of London

  • Related place

    City of London

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