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Pyx


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Description This pyx (box) preserved any consecrated wafers left over from the Mass for use on the following day, or to be taken to the sick or dying. Limoges craftsmen often fashioned pyxes in the form of small towers or church steeples, in reference to the "body," or building, of the church preserving the Host, or "body" of Christ.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
5/29/1961Treatmentrepaired
6/24/1999Treatmentcleaned; coated; loss compensation; other
Exhibitions
  • The Arts of Man. Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas. 1962.
Provenance Frédéric Spitzer, Paris, by purchase; Sale, Paul Chevallier and Charles Mannheim, Paris, April 17, 1893, no. 269; Charles Borradaile, Brighton, England, by purchase; George Robinson Harding, London, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, [date of acquisition unknown] by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
late 13th century (Medieval)
Medium
champlevé enamel on copper with gilding and glass
(Enamels)
Accession Number
44.252
Measurements
H: 4 7/16 x W: 2 11/16 x D: 3 3/8 in. (11.3 x 6.9 x 8.6 cm)
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