Chalice, Diego Muñoz, Silver-gilt, Spanish


Diego Muñoz
16th century
Made in Segovia, Spain
Overall: 9 1/16 x 6 5/16 in. (23 x 16 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1950
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 626
This chalice made of silver was used during the celebration of the Eucharist to serve the consecrated wine. It was produced by the Spanish silversmith Diego Muñoz, whose maker’s mark appears between the medallions on the vessel’s foot. A second mark, showing an aqueduct surmounted by a bust and the letters SECO below, belongs to the town of Segovia. According to the inscription engraved on the rim of the foot, the chalice once was "the property of the chapel of Señor Pero Lopez, son of the deceased Lord Rodrigo Lopez."
Inscription: [around edge of foot] EQE CALIZ ES DE LA CAPELLANIA DE S~PERO LOPEZ HIZOLE CUSOBRI RODRIGO LOPEZ (trans: This chalice is [the property] of the chapel of Senor Pero Lopez, son of the deceased Lord Rodrigo Lopez); [in two medallions on foot]: IHS XPS; [between two medallions, near edge of base] PEZ

Marking: [on edge of foot, between medallions, once each]: (an aqueduct surmounted by a bust believed to be of Pompey, SECO below, town mark of Segovia; (Diego Muñoz, maker's mark of Deigo Munoz)
Mrs. Bashford Dean, Riverdale, New York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Eighty-First Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year 1950." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 10, no. 1 (Summer 1951). p. 26.