- Overall: diam. 5 13/16 x 1/2 in. (diam. 14.8 x 1.2 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
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Although they often do not survive together, chalices and patens were concieved as ensembles, much like cups and saucers. The paten sat on top of the chalice and held the bread consecrated during the Mass as the body of Christ.