Pyx

c.1300
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Description

A pyx is a container designed to hold the consecrated Eucharist wafers between masses. It was probably used by the clergy to administer communion to the sick and dying; its small size made it easily portable. The decoration relates to similar liturgical objects made in the ecclesiastical and artistic center of Salzburg for the cathedral treasury of that city.
Pyx

Pyx

c.1300

Austria, probably Salzburg, 14th century

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