Chalice, Silver gilt, enamel, Spanish

Chalice

Date:
first half 16th century
Culture:
Spanish
Medium:
Silver gilt, enamel
Dimensions:
Overall: 10 11/16 x 7 1/2 x 7 1/8 in. (27.2 x 19.1 x 18.1 cm)
cup: 3 5/16 x 4 1/16 in. (8.4 x 10.3 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.372
Not on view
The inscription on the bowl reads: hic est envm calix sangvinis mei nvovi (For this is my blood of the New [Testament]). It also has the marks for the maker (luis) and for Córdoba.
Inscription: T Hic est enum calix sanguinis mei nuovi.

Marking: COR in shield; a lion statant (Cordova); LVIS, in rectangular panel (name of the artist); tmo in black letters in shaped sheid (of control).
From Seville Cathedral.; [ E. Lowengard, London (sold 1902)]; J. Pierpont Morgan (American), London and New York (1902–1913)
Williamson, George Charles. Catalogue of the Collections of Jewels and Precious Works of Art: The Property of J. Pierpont Morgan. Deluxe ed. London: Chiswick Press, 1910. no. 83, pp. 126–27, pl. LXIII.