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Made by: Unknown

On view in: Icon Room

About this object

The chalice is gilded all over. The cup is engraved with rosettes alternating with ovals engraved with figures of: 1. Christ standing and blessing (inscribed), 2. St. John the Baptist holding a scroll (inscribed: [transcription]), 3. the cross with the lance and sponge (inscribed: [transcription]) and 4. the Mother of God in the attitude of prayer (inscribed: [transcription]). Between these medallions the following is inscribed in Russian: "Accept the Body of Christ; taste of the Immortal Source." The central portion is a sheaf of wheat design. The base is circular at the bottom with a leaf design repeated while above it is four-sided, each side being engraved with a medallion containing instruments of the Passion.

Object name:
Made from:
Silver gilt
Made in:
Moscow, Russia
Date made:
26 × 13.3 cm (10 1/4 × 5 1/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
MARK on lip: 1. the St. George and the Dragon for Moscow with 1815 in the same cartouch, 2. 84 [transcription], 3. [transcription] [transcription], 4. 1.B; all except 1.B repeated at top of stem among wheat ears
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973