Chalice

DEFINITION

A cup or goblet, especially that used in the sacraments of Christian churches.Examples: Kingdom of Alwa (Sudan), Chalice, found at Khalil el-Kubra, but probably produced further north at Alwa's capital, Soba, during the medieval period (7th-14th centuries), terra cotta, British Museum, London. Byzantium, Chalice of Emperor Romanus II (959-963), gold, pearls, precious stones and medallions with busts of hierarchs. Its Greek inscription reads "Drink ye all of it." See Byzantine art.Germany, Lower Saxony, c. 1160/70, Communion Chalice, ("Wilten Chalice"), silver partially gilt, with niello, height 16.7 cm, Kunsthistoriches Museum, Venice. See Romanesque.

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