Box (Pyx)

Artist/maker unknown, French

Geography:
Made in Limoges, France, Europe

Date:
1250-1300

Medium:
Gilded copper with champlevé (inlaid) enamel

Dimensions:
4 3/8 x 2 11/16 inches (11.1 x 6.8 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

* Gallery 216, European Art 1100-1500, second floor

Accession Number:
1965-99-1

Credit Line:
Purchased with the John D. McIlhenny Fund, 1965

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Label:
A pyx served as a portable vessel to hold the Host, the consecrated wafers of the Mass.


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