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German (Hildesheim (?))

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This finely engraved gold paten is decorated with an image of the haloed Lamb of God, which supports a banner as blood pours from its breast into a chalice, a symbol of Christ’s sacrifice to redeem mankind. Symbols of the Four Evangelists and censing angels surround the central image. This paten and the accompanying gold chalice (not exhibited) were presented to Hildesheim Cathedral by Bishop Gerhard vom Berge (r. 1365–98).

Paten, Gold, German (Hildesheim  (?))

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