On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 300

Patens and chalices were the essential containers for the bread and wine
of the Divine Liturgy (Eucharist) in Byzantium. The specially stamped and sanctified large bread for the communion service was contained by the rim of the paten. The exterior of this paten is decorated with a monogram that has yet to be identified.

Paten, Silver, partial gilt, Byzantine

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