Communion jug


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The Latin inscription on this highly restrained and elegantly proportioned jug reads in translation: "The noble lord Andreas Zakany, deputy-lieutenant of the renowned Borsod County, and his wife, the noble lady Helena Poki, had this made for the Evangelical church of Szendrő on 19 April 1639, in honor of the Most Holy Blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God." Unadorned jugs or flagons capable of holding at least one liter of wine were used for refilling chalices shared among by a Protestant congregation during Communion.

Communion jug, Silver, partly gilded, Hungarian

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