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Chalice with Saints and Scenes from the Life of Christ
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Chalice with Saints and Scenes from the Life of Christ


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description The stem and cup of this chalice were probably made in Germany ca. 1500 and are later than the base, which has been attributed to Bohemia or Austria and dated ca. 1400. The enamels contain an image of the apostle Andrew (holding the X-shaped cross on which he died), to whom the church where the chalice was used was probably dedicated. Around it are the Annunciation, Crucifixion, Resurrection, and Ascension (with Christ disappearing in the clouds). The last scene shows St. Martin (316-97), bishop of Tours (France), celebrating mass as divine flames descend upon an altar with a chalice upon it.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
4/03/1948Treatmentcleaned; coated
1/31/1957Treatmentcleaned
10/02/1962Treatmentcleaned; coated
11/28/2007Examinationexamined for condition
Exhibitions
  • The International Style: The Arts in Europe Around 1400. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1962.
  • Illuminated Manuscripts: Masterpieces in Miniature. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1984-1985.
  • Realms of Faith: Medieval and Byzantine Art from the Walters Art Museum. Museum of Biblical Art, New York; Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville; Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha. 2008-2009.
Provenance Raoul Heilbronner, Paris [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1913, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1913

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Period
late 14th century (Medieval)
Medium
silver-gilt and translucent enamels
(Enamels)
Accession Number
44.116
Measurements
7 5/16 x 5 1/8 in. (18.5 x 13 cm)
Geographies
  • Bohemia (Place of Origin)
  • Germany (Place of Origin)
  • Austria (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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