Description This type of elegant, elevated pyx is called a ciborium, the Latin word for a covered receptacle or cup. By the 14th century, traveling artists had brought the style and technique of Limoges enamel to other European regions, including northern Spain. This ciborium is characteristic of Spanish work in its use of dark red enamel and sketchy, lightly engraved figures.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1908, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Transcription] On the lower bowl of the ciborium, four medallions with the enameled text: Ih[ESU]S; [Translation] Jesus. Marked on the back with: +
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1908
Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License