On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 14

The slender proportions and small bowl of this chalice are typical of work of the late 14th and early 15th centuries. The Annunciation and Crucifixion appear in the enameled roundels on the base, along with the coat of arms of an unidentified owner. By the 14th century silver was generally marked to identify the place of manufacture, largely to guarantee that it was sufficiently pure. The hallmark of the city of Barcelona appears here on the rim of the base and between the coat of arms and the Annunciation.

Chalice, Silver-gilt, silver, and basse taille enamel, Catalan

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