Chalice

Title

Chalice

Subject

Archaeology

Description

AN00773120_001_l. Silver chalice (reconstructed), formed of separate foot, stem and cup, originally riveted together; the bowl is gilded internally. Just below the gilded rim are a number of rivet holes perhaps indicating the former presence of an applied rim or decorated band. Immediately below them is a band of gilding within which are further rivets; above it are traces of solder, and below are traces of incised interlace at points where the original surface of the (much corroded) metal survives. A now lost mount from the hoard may have served as a collar to the stem. It has an oval knop and a flanged domed foot. All these images are © Trustees of the British Museum. These free low-resolution images are covered also under the British Museum's Terms and Conditions (http://www.britishmuseum.org/about_this_site/terms_of_use/free_image_service.aspx). The full image collection is available at: http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database.aspx where you can also order high resolution copies.

Creator

The British Museum

Date

9th century

Files

Chalice

Citation

The British Museum, “Chalice,” Woruldhord, accessed November 30, 2020, http://poppy.nsms.ox.ac.uk/woruldhord/items/show/669.

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